Rhode Island Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

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.

Alabama Indiana Nevada South Dakota
Arizona Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Texas
California Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Colorado Maine New York Vermont
Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Mississippi Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Missouri Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Montana Pennsylvania  
Illinois Nebraska South Carolina