Michigan Online Educator Certification System

Reminder:  Effective July 1, 2020

District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) to be used for recertification must be entered as State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) by the district or SCECH provider.

Educators will be allowed to continue to submit DPPD that occurred prior to July 1, 2020 into MOECS to use for their next recertification. You may learn more by viewing DPPD Reporting Process Guidance for Educators or by going to our DPPD Reporting Process Resource Page.


Executive Orders 2020-35 & 2020-65 included a number of directives that affect educators across the state.

Get accurate, up-to-date information quickly by checking the MDE website and also by subscribing to our Listserv by entering your email here.  Then, scroll down to Educator Excellence and check the box next to "Educationally Speaking."

Additionally, please be sure that your email address provided in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System is accurate so you receive systems messages that are directly related to your certification.

The Michigan Online Educator Certification system (MOECS) is a secure web-based system that allows educators to register and create private accounts and have access to all of their certification data, apply for certificates and endorsements, and renew their certificates. MOECS accepts only credit cards as payment for application services; Visa and Master cards are accepted.

MOECS can be accessed on any computer with internet access and an internet browser.

Certification Help:

MOECS users include:

  • Individuals who hold a valid or expired Michigan educator certificate.
  • Individuals who wish to apply for or update a Michigan educator certificate.
  • Michigan local and intermediate school districts/regional education service agencies, charter schools, and nonpublic schools.
  • Michigan colleges and universities that have approved educator preparation programs.
To Create Your Initial MOECS Account:

  • Click Login Assistance
  • Enter your name and last 4 digits of your social security number and click Search
  • Select Create Initial Account to create your MOECS account
PLEASE NOTE: If you already have a Michigan Education Information Systems (MEIS) account, you do not need to create a new login name and password. You can log into MOECS using the login name and password associated with your MEIS account.


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