DESE Website Policies

DESE Security Portal/Edwin

The Security Portal offers secure access to multiple applications through a single sign-on. Individuals must request access from their place of employment in a public school district, state university, or other institution associated with Massachusetts public education.

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The Educator Licensing and Renewal (ELAR) System allows current and prospective Massachusetts educators to complete most licensure related transactions on the Internet. Within ELAR, individuals may apply for new licenses, renew Professional licenses, check licensure status, edit personal information, request hard copies of their licenses, upload documents, and more.

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Early Education and Care Single Sign In (SSI)

The Single Sign In (SSI) application governs access to the Department of Early Education and Care  web applications. SSI allows users to access multiple applications, with the comfort of logging in with one username and password for them all. The applications include the Professional Qualifications (PQ) Registry, Professional (TQ) Certification, the Background Record Check (BRC) Manager, Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)  the Professional Development Training Calendar and Kinderwait.

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Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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