Training and certification requirements
In addition to TDES training, all CMSD evaluators are required to take and pass the State's evaluation certification training as well. To evaluate teachers, administrators must pass the OTES certification. The OTES credentialing test must be taken in a CMSD-proctored setting. If an administrator takes the test at home or in a non-CMSD proctored, setting that administrator will have to re-take the test before evaluating any CMSD teachers. To evaluate principals, assistant principals, and CISs , administrators must also pass the OPES certification in a CMSD-proctored setting. All sessions begin at 9:00 AM at the East
Professional Center (EPC) in Room 220 or the Computer Lab. Please let Cheryl Shelton know when you
plan to attend.
Candidates must bring their NIET log in information, OTES manual, and photo identification.
Additional and Helpful Steps to Get Ready for Re-Credentialing
If your OTES expires in the middle of the 16-17 SY do not wait until school is session to renew. Be proactive and renew sooner rather than later.
Be on the lookout for an email notifying you of your expiring status. However, if you do not yet have the email.....
Be sure, now, to log into the NIET website
Your educator license number is your user name for accessing the site. You will find this number by logging into SAFE and accessing the My Educator Profile section of ODE CORE.
If you do not remember your NIET password, you will find directions on creating a new password on the NIET login screen.
Note your expiration date.
While logged in on the NIET website, you can find the expiration date for your current credentials by using the links:
My Account, Online Credentialing, and Teacher Evaluation Credentialing Test. In the bottom right corner, you can view your credential history. If needed the support address for NIET is Support@niet.org