Educator Licensure
As a state, we have moved away from the term certification to the term licensure. This change in terminology brings education in line with other professions which require licenses. This change is reflected on this website and related correspondence.

Re-Organization at the SDE (State Department of Education)

The Office of Educator Certification, Recruitment and Preparation has been renamed as the Office of Educator Services. The Office of Educator Services serves South Carolina educators in various ways, including the areas of educator licensure, alternative licensure, and educator preparation.

Looking for license (certificate) renewal information? Click here.

Helpful Links for SDE Resources