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The regional Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) offices are branches of the state government. They work with local school districts to provide services, such    as occupational education and special education, which are too expensive or specialized for individual districts to provide on their own, and they also support local districts with administrative, professional development, and other services. The certification officers at the BOCES offices are authorized to evaluate credentials and recommend for certification, and they are extremely knowledgeable.

If you do wish to speak with someone at the BOCES office, contact the office for the area in which you reside.

Eastern Suffolk BOCES
201 Sunrise Highway
Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 289-2200

Certification Officer
Nicole Cowan

(631) 687-3020

MTWF 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Western Suffolk BOCES
507 Deer Park Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746

(631) 549-4900

Certification Officers
Pat Mastrodomenico and Maryellen Bogdahn

(631) 549-4900 ext. 257

MTWF 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note Different Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8007 Huntington Station, NY 11746-9007
Nassau BOCES
71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 396-2500

Certification Officer
Barbara Meskill

(516) 396-2368

M-F 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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