Applying for Certification Using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS)

Step 1: Create a Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) Account

Visit the Michigan Educator Information System and follow the links to create a Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) account. When you finish the MEIS registration process, you will see a screen with your account ID, login, and temporary password. Follow the link at the bottom of the screen to set your MEIS password. You must retain documentation of your MEIS account information for future reference.

Step 2: Register with MOECS

Once you have established a MEIS account, go to the MOECS website and login with your MEIS user ID and password. Follow the steps to self register with MOECS. On the registration page, you will be asked to provide your MEIS account number, which is included in the email that you received from MEIS.

Step 3: Apply for Certificate in MOECS

Once you have successfully logged into MOECS, you will be asked to provide demographic information. Once it has been saved, you will see links on the left navigation panel. Choose the link that is appropriate for you and follow the steps to apply for your certificate.

Step 4: University/College review/approval

After you have applied for the certificate, your application will be routed the MSU Certification Office for review and approval.

Step 5: Online Fee payment

Once your MOECS application has been approved by MSU, you will receive an email message from MDE with a link for online fee payment using a credit/debit card. Alternatively, you can login into MOECS using your user ID and password and click on the “pending payment” hyperlink located on the home page.

Step 6: Issuance of Certificate

Once the fee has been paid, your application will automatically be approved by the Michigan Department of Education and you can log into the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) to print your certificate.

If you have difficulty with the registration process, please contact the MDE Office of Professional Preparation Services at 517-373-3310 or visit MOECS for more information.