Educator Licensure

Licensure Updates

Processing Time and Licensure Status:

The Office of Educator Licensure (OEL) works diligently to review and process all licensure requests submitted to the office. At this time, the current processing time is 20 business days from the date all required documentation has been received.

Please note that you may view the tests and/or the names of documents received by logging into the Mississippi Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) and clicking on “Images” from the “Educator Options” Menu on the left of your credentials screen.

After reviewing documentation received, you will receive an e-mail (if applicable) of additional documentation that may be needed or that your license has been issued. 

Educator Licensure Policy change:  International 

The Office of Educator Licensure will no longer approve educator licensure applications for individuals seeking certification via international reciprocity. The MS Department of Education will honor all current, valid MS licenses obtained through international reciprocity. However, all who request renewal of such license must meet current certification requirements at that time.

Additional Updates:


Educator Licensure Resources


Office of Educator Licensure     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3483     Fax: (601) 359-2778

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