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Email or Contact TEA Educator Certification and Standards

Please select the topic most closely related to your question:

To submit a change or correction of name, gender or date of birth please email the required documents along with a daytime phone number.  

  1. Current state drivers license or state ID
  2. Last four digits of social security number
  3. Previous name
  4. Out-of-Country educators who do not hold a state issued drivers license may submit a copy of a current passport
  5. A current email address and valid daytime phone number

Please scan documents and email to:
namechange@tea.state.tx.us

Or Mail to:
TEA-CRT
5th Floor
1701 North Congress Ave
Austin, TX  78701

Please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing.

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Fees & Refunds

  • Payment you have made for certification fees and/or services
  • Refund of certification fees you are expecting
  • Notice of returned check you have received from TEA

General Certification and Test Questions

  • General certification and permit rules and requirements
  • Application for certification procedures
  • Technical assistance for ECOS Online
  • Certification status
  • Certificate renewal
  • Assignment requirements
  • Certification by exam

Continuing Professional Education

  • You are a certified teacher and have questions concerning your Continuing Professional Education hours

Test Registration Questions

For answers to the following topics, you will be directed to our test contractor website, Education Testing Service (ETS), 1-800-205-2626

  • Policies related to the testing programs
  • Information on your score report
  • How to register for tests
  • Test administration dates and registration deadlines
  • Fees for tests or your payment for tests
  • How to receive unofficial scores via e-mail or via the internet
  • Internet registration
  • What will happen the day of the test
  • How to obtain preparation manuals/study guide
  • Computer Administered Tests (CAT)
  • Emergency registration Special accommodations for testing

Legal Issues

  • Investigations and enforcements of alleged educator misconduct
  • Filing a Code of Ethics complaint
  • Educator Sanction History

Data Requests

  • General requests for reports, or data not found on our website under "Reports, Data and Research"
  • Application for certification procedures
  • Technical assistance for ECOS Online
  • Certification status
  • Certificate renewal
  • Assignment requirements

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