How to obtain or renew my license?
As stated above, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) manages the issuance of all DC licenses. Please visit their website at osse.dc.gov to review the checklist of items needed to obtain or renew a license.
Please note, OSSE does require a letter from DCPS stating that you are eligible to work in our schools per the FBI background check completed at the DCPS Security office. DC Public Schools will provide this FBI Clearance Letter upon request for all current employees that have been fingerprinted within the past 2 years.
The request form can be found on the “Human Resources Forms” tab. If an employees has not been fingerprinted by DCPS within the past 2 years, the employee will need to come into the Central Office (10th floor) and get re-fingerprinted between the hours of 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
All non-DCPS employees will have to complete the background clearance process idependently through a local police station.