RI Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

Rhode Island Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

Follow the steps below to prepare your application for a Rhode Island administrative certificate. A complete outline of requirements for administrator certification can also be found on the Rhode Island Department of Education website. 


Step 1: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college where you completed coursework applicable to the endorsement sought. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.

Step 2: Download the Application for Certification. Fill out all sections completely.

Step 3. E-mail Licensure at licensure@wgu.edu to request a letter of recommendation on WGU letterhead. 

Step 4: Prepare the application fee for the new certification area. The fee varies depending on whether you have an initial license or a professional license and must be submitted in the form of a check or money order made payable to "General Treasurer - State of Rhode Island." 

Step 5: Mail official transcript(s), application forms, and fee to


Rhode Island Department of Education

Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services
255 Westminster Street, 4th floor
Providence, RI 02903


Application processing and evaluation varies during the year based on demand and averages 12-16 weeks.



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