Questar III, in association with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives, offers the services of a Regional Certification Officer.

Certification Specialist Gregory Portanova helps school districts and individuals negotiate their way through the complex world of certification. If you live or work in Rensselaer, Columbia or Greene counties you may use this service. If you live outside the three-county area, please refer to the link below for additional Regional Certification Officers that can assist you.

Greg can assist you with questions on certification requirements, as well as policies and procedures associated with certification. He also evaluates applications for certification, provided you have submitted an application through TEACH online services and selected Questar III to complete your evaluation.

Please note individual appointments are not scheduled to evaluate credentials.

Additional Regional Certification Offices:

Office of Teaching Initiatives (TEACH online services) website:

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