Regional Certification

The Regional Certification Office serves as an extension of the Teacher Certification Division of the New York State Education Department.  Our office provides evaluative and consultant services to component school districts and the ONC BOCES on New York State teacher and coaching certification requirements. Support with the application process, evaluations of official college transcripts, recommendations for certification and access to State Education Department are among the services available to participating districts.  Services are available to local school district personnel, administrators, building principals and school superintendents. 


Teacher/Administrative Certification:

New York State Office of Teaching

NYS Registered Teacher Education Programs

NYSTCE Examination Schedule

Distance Learning Education


Verification of Experience Forms

Search feature for the Office of Teaching Certification

Search Certification Requirements

New York State Education Department

Licensed Teaching Assistant Information:

Licensed Teacher Assistant Certification Information


SAVE Workshop – Discount Code - BOCES60

Autism Workshop

The Dignity of All Students Act Workshop (DASA)

Registration and Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE) Requirements Links:

Registration and Continuing Teacher & Leaders Education (CTLE) Requirements

Registration and Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE) CHART

Registration and Continuing CTLE Requirement (TEACH) Account Help

Coaching Information:

Non-Teacher Coaching Requirements

Teacher Coaching Requirements

Coaching Forms and Informational Links

Teach & Fingerprinting Links:

TEACH System Access

FAQ regarding your TEACH Account

Fingerprinting Information


Tammy Pochily, Regional Certification Specialist


Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES
Regional Certification Office

PO Box 382, 2020 Jump Brook Road

Grand Gorge, New York 12434
(607) 588-6291 Ext. 2110
(607) 588-7022 Fax