State Education Department

Security Over Online Registration Renewal and Teacher Certification

The State Education Department certifies teachers and licenses practitioners in various professions. Teachers and practitioners in certain professions may use the internet to apply for certification or licenses, or make certain requests related to their certification or licenses. We examined selected aspects of the Departmentís security controls over these application and related activities, and identified a number of control weaknesses. Because of these control weaknesses, we concluded that the data in these teacher certification and professional license applications is not adequately protected against unauthorized access. We recommended that the Department take certain actions to address these control weaknesses.

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