Teaching Credential / Substitute Teaching
This report is suitable for applicants who are planning to become a teacher or substitute teacher. Student teaching subject(s) will be specifically identified if applicable.
General Required Documentation
*You must submit an application and obtain a reference# before sending ERES any documents. We are not responsible for any documents that arrive without a reference#.
- Original Degree Certificate / Diploma
- Original Transcript or Marksheet in Native Language
- Scanned copy of Thesis/Dissertation (for PhD programs only)
- Teacher’s Certificate (if apply)
- Language of Instruction
- Official English Translation of the Degree Certificate / Diploma and Transcripts or Marksheet if the language of instruction was not English
ERES requires a precise, accurate, word by word translation for each document submitted in a language other than English.
List of acceptable translations:
- Translation from an ATA member
- School-issued official Translation
- Translation from a professional translator or translation agency
Course by Course Evaluation
It includes the institution(s) attended, dates of attendance, credential(s) earned, and US equivalency(ies). It also lists all courses including grade, semester units, course level in US standard units and grades, and identifies Student Teaching/Practical courses.
Fee: Starts from $325
*Translated info will be put into evaluations only; NOT separately translate
List of language ERES can Translate:
Course List translation
|Courses||0-60||61-70||71-80||81-110||111-150||150 and above|
Diploma / Certificate or Proof Letter Translation
Overall Grade Point Average
Available upon request with Course by Course Evaluation for an additional $50.
*General Turnaround time without rush service is 5-7 weeks.
R15 (15-Day Rush Service)
Ready for pick-up or mailing in 15 or 16 business days after receipt of complete application, documents and payment.
Fee: additional $85
R10 (10-Day Rush Service)
Ready for pick-up or mailing in 10 or 11 business days after receipt of complete application, documents and payment.
Fee: additional $120
R5 (5-Day Rush Service)
Ready for pick-up or mailing in 5 or 6 business days after receipt of complete application, documents and payment.
Fee: additional $180
R1 (1-Day Rush Service)
Ready for pick-up or mailing in 1 business day after receipt of complete application, documents and payment. (Call for availability)
Fee: additional $290
R0 (Same Day Rush Service)
Ready for pick-up or mailing in same business day (before 3:00pm) after receipt of complete application, documents and payment. (Call for availability)
Fee: additional $350
The initial evaluation only includes one official evaluation copy in a sealed envelope. Each additional official sealed copy is $25 with the initial evaluation.
All ERES mailing services require signature and include tracking number.
|M1 (Domestic USPS Priority)||$25 per address|
|M2 (Domestic USPS Express)||$40 per address|
|I (International USPS, UPS or FedEx)||Fee Varies|
|Digital Delivery||$20 per address|
Will a degree from a foreign country work in the USA for teaching?
What certification/course should a foreign non-immigrant do to become a full-time teacher in the USA?
Some of the requirements are provided by the state teaching commission. Most require a bachelor’s degree or equivalence. If international, you may also be required to provide a teaching certificate.
Other documents requirements will be addressed by each state, like passing certain exams, background checks, and other appropriate assessments for educators.
How do you prepare for a credential evaluation for a teacher?
Start by applying to an evaluation agency approved by the state board.
Following the instruction on applying and providing the necessary documentation to the agency will help you issue a CES report.
Gather all the original documents of your education, degrees, transcripts, and certificates