The state of Rhode Island offers reciprocity as an avenue to teacher certification for teachers holding valid teaching certification from out-of-state. Applicants must hold a valid and comparable certification to the Rhode Island teaching certification they are applying for. Applicants must also meet any other requirements associated with the Rhode Island teaching certification that they currently have not met. To learn more about possible deficiencies you may have toward certification and to learn about the process of certification in Rhode Island, explore the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website, or call 401-222-4600.
The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Rhode Island.