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W elcome to the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Electronic Professional Certification Process. This free service is available to all early education and care professionals seeking an EEC certificate to document their qualifications as teachers, lead teachers, and directors in group child care centers.

EEC’s eCertification is an easy online way to:

  • apply for an EEC certificate,
  • check the status of your application,
  • update your information,
  • print a summary of your qualifications
  • print copies of your EEC certificate.

In addition, early education and care programs licensed by EEC, can verify your qualifications through the eCertification, simplifying the hiring process.

Please click on Sign Up to create your account. If you already registered and have forgotten your password click on, Forgot your password?

For additional information:

Contact EEC at (617)988-6600 - ask for the Professional Qualification Unit,
or email EEC at

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To apply using regular mail, please download the Teacher Qualifications Application Packet.