PR Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

Puerto Rico Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students completing a post baccalaureate certification or a Master of Educational Leadership degree must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript. 


Initial Out-of-State License Required: Graduates of a WGU Educational Leadership program who want to receive certification as school administrators in Puerto Rico need to apply for and receive administrator licensure in another state prior to applying in Puerto Rico. Due to licensing rules, out-of-state residents may not apply in WGU’s home-state of Utah. Contact the licensure department ( to determine which state you will be assigned to license in prior to applying for your license in Puerto Rico.


To ensure that WGU receives ALL of your exam scores and can verify your eligibility for licensure, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 801-906-5108 or email a scanned copy to  All required exam scores must be on file with WGU at your time of graduation so that the Certification Officer can recommend you for certification.


Once you receive your out-of-state administrative license, you may apply for a School Director certificate in Puerto Rico by following the instructions on the Puerto Rico Certificado de Maestro web page.
Step 1: Obtain a background check within by following the directions for completing the Solicitud de Certificado de Antecedentes Penales

Step 2: Obtain a Good health certificate issued by a medical physician. 

Step 3: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. If you have not received a transcript with your WGU diploma, then see WGU Transcript Request.  Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Masters students may request a transcript after completing the teacher preparation portion of their Masters program.  Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet. 

Step 4: Write to request a Letter of Recommendation from the WGU Certification Officer that indicates the program you graduated from, graduation date, GPA, and area of recommendation.  Confirm your mailing address in this email. The Certification Officer will mail you a sealed copy to include in your packet. 

Step 5: Obtain a copy of your birth certificate from the Puerto Rico Department of Vital Statistics.  A copy of your passport will also be accepted. 

Step 6: Request an application from the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Applications can be obtained in person or requested by mail.

Step 7: Compile all required documents into one application packet:

1. Solicitud Para Certificado de Maestro,
2. Certificado de Antecedentes Penales,
3. letter of recommendation from WGU,
4. all official transcripts,
5. copy of your birth certificate or passport,
6. a copy of your out-of-state administrator certificate,
7. a copy of your passing scores on the required Pruebas Para la Certificación de Maestros.

Step 8: Send your completed application packet to 

Departamento de Educación 
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, Puerto Rico





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