The Dutchess BOCES Certification Office is currently available to assist professional and prospective employees referred by our participating districts, as well as residents of Dutchess County. 

You may reach out to this office with any certification questions you have and we will do our best to assist you.


Contact Information for Dutchess BOCES


Vanessa Sotomayor

Dutchess BOCES RCO


845-486-4800 x2217



Contact information for the Office of Teaching Initiatives

NY State Education Department

Office of Teaching Initiatives.  Room 5N EB

89 Washington, Avenue

Albany, NY  12234

(518) 474-3901



(Always be sure to include identifying information: Date of Birth and last 4 digits of SS# in documentation you send to State Ed.)