DERS Certification

Certification now takes place during training.
If you trained before April 30, 2018, and have not yet certified, you have until July 1, 2018, to complete the steps below. After that date, you will need to retake the training.


Follow these four steps to complete certification

1) Take the DERS Quiz online:

Once you pass the quiz, you'll receive an email with an access code and directions to create your personal DERS login in the app

2) Live Practice Sessions: 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

3) Video Rating: Once you've saved your practice session, rate the 20-minute video at, using the password “teach”.

School: DERS Certification

Classroom: Your Last Name

Email your video rating report to

4) Norming Analysis:  Once you have completed the Video Rating, you will be invited to join the Norming Call on June 20, 2018, at 4pm ET. We'll go over your Video Rating scores and review any indicators where there was significant disagreement.

Upon completion, DERS Observers will receive a one-year DERS Subscription and a DERS Observer Certificate that is valid for 365 days.