DERS Certification

Please note that your school's name will not be available in the app
until at least one staff member completes this certification process


To complete the DERS certification process:

1) Live Practice Session
Complete at least one Full Practice Session in a real classroom setting using your personal login. Set aside a full hour to observe and rate a classroom using the following school and classroom names, and make sure to save your report.

School: Practice School
Classroom: Your Last Name

2) Video Rating
Once you've saved your practice session, rate the 20-minute video at the bottom of this page, using the following school and classroom names, and send your score report to You'll get an email acknowledgement of completion within a few days.

School: DERS Certification
Classroom: Your Last Name

3) Norming Call
Schedule a norming call with the DERS staff for your group, or sit in on a monthly call with users from other schools (minimum 3 people per call). We'll go over your Video Rating scores and review any indicators where there was significant disagreement. After this call, you'll be certified to use the instrument in your school!

You may watch the video more than once within the same observation if you find that helpful.
The password for the video is "teach"