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Uploading Documents to Your ELAR Account

Generally speaking, any document (employment verification form, internship letter, course description, name change request form, official verification, etc.) whose scanned/copied image is legible when viewed by a licensure specialist, should be uploaded directly into your ELAR account. Academic PreK-12 forms and guides can be found on our Academic PreK-12 Forms, Guidelines, and Licensure Regulations web page.

Documents that must not be uploaded include: hard copies of licensure applications, hard copies of renewal applications, and credit card authorization forms (these should not be uploaded or faxed); these documents would need to be mailed in to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Educator Licensure, 135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149. Please put one of the following identifiers on all documents mailed in to the Office of Educator Licensure: MEPID, Massachusetts Educator License # (these can be found in your ELAR profile), or Social Security #.

Please note: when uploading official copies of transcripts:

  • Please make sure you upload both the front and back sides of each page of the official transcript. The Registrar's signature should be legible as well as the degree conferred and conferral date (if applicable).
  • If your transcript (or other supporting document) is under a different name (first or last) than that provided in your ELAR account; please be sure to upload proof of name change (marriage certificate/divorce certificate, driver's license etc.).
  • Transcripts sent to applicants directly from eSCRIP-SAFE that do not have a Registrar's signature will not be considered official for the purpose of licensure.

Please check back after May 2nd when our new ELAR system has launched for step-by-step guidance.

Last Updated: April 25, 2024

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