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  • Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sasscer Administration Building is open on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

  • The Certification Office staff is teleworking Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and will respond to email and telephone messages.

  • Additionally, the U.S. mail delivery to the office is delayed. Any correspondence that can be scanned/emailed will receive a prompt response.

Hours of Operation

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane 108
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Phone: 301-952-6353

certification@pgcps.org

Diane Eaches - Credentialing Technician

Walter Smith - Credentialing Technician

Brittany Mack - Jr. Certification Partner

Brenda Chapman - Certification Advisor

Linda Lee - Certification Advisor

Laurie Brock - Certification Advisor
Jennifer Wildberger - Senior Certification Partner

Core Functions and Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the Human Resources Office of Certification to ensure all educators in Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) are in compliance with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification regulations in the area(s) taught.

The core functions and responsibilities of the Certification Office include the issuance of initial Maryland Educator Certificates; in addition, we answer certification inquiries. We also review and process certificate renewals, endorsement requests, salary educational lane changes, and tuition reimbursement.

Non-Contracted, Supporting Personnel Employees

  • Non-Contracted, Supporting Personnel Employees
    For non-contracted, supporting personnel employees please contact the Maryland State Department of Education at 1-866-772-8922. The Certification Office is not authorized to complete evaluations, credit counts, add endorsements or accept official documentation for individuals who are non-contracted employees with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Certification regulations are subject to change without notice.