Application Cycle:

  • Early Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Jun 17, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 13, 2019

  • Mid Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Sep 14, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 18, 2019

  • Final Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Oct 19, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 26, 2019

Information Sessions:

  • Jun 19, 2019 (6 to 8 PM)

Learn more about information sessions.

Application 2020-2021

Before proceeding with the application process, check the Certification Area Requirements to make sure that you meet the necessary minimum qualifications. Please review all information below before you begin.

Application Deadlines

Application Dates

Early Admission

Mid Admission

Final Admission


  • Paperwork Submission Deadline
  • (ALL forms, transcripts, PACT scores, etc.)
September 13, 2019 October 18, 2019 November 26, 2019

To Be Determined

  • Interviews with ECP
September 24 or 25, 2019

Oct 29- Oct 31, 2019

Dec  10-12, 2019


Acceptance Dates

  • Email Notification
Sept 30, 2019 Nov 4, 2019 Dec. 19, 2019 TBD
  • Registration Fee Due
October 18, 2019 Nov 26, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 TBD
  • Program Orientation
January 2020

January 2020

January 2020 TBD

Application Process

The application process is comprised of the following parts:

  1. Complete the Online Application (and pay the $100.00 non-refundable fee)
  2. Have THREE (3) Professional References email a completed Professional Recommendation form to the Certification Department office on your behalf.
  3. Submit Official College Transcripts from ALL colleges to the Certification Department. 
    • Official transcripts must be received in an unopened envelope sealed by the college or university.
  4. Submit PACT Test Scores (if required for content area proficiency or Limited Admission Cycle)
  5. Optional: Submit documentation scores from;  ACT, SAT, GRE, TASP/THEA, Compass or Accuplacer.

Please send ALL documents to:

Educator Certification Program Assistant
Certification Department
Region 13 Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723

        5.  You may be invited to participate in a Face to Face Interview.

        6.   If Selected, submit the Registration Fee by due date.


To begin the online application, you will need the following information. Please Do Not begin the application if you do not have this information at this time:

  • A valid email address.
  • Social Security Number or Resident Alien number (this will serve as your application reference number)
  • Education history including institutions attended, and dates.
  • Employment history including supervisor's name and contact information and dates of employment.
  • Visa, Master Card, or check routing information to pay for the $100 application fee.

If you are ready to begin, click on the button below to create an account and start the online application.

Access the Application