School Management System (SMS) Certification Center

School Management System (SMS) Certification Center

Welcome to the New York State Education Department's School Management System Certification Center.

The Center's resources are available to assist vendors with the certification process. Products qualified for certification are automated systems used by school Districts in New York State that serve as source systems from which data is extracted and loaded to the Student Information Repository System (SIRS).

2016-17 Annual Certification Plan


The SMS Certification Center will publish an annual plan for certifying School Management Systems each fall. The plan identifies the SMS extracts that can be certified. The 2016-17 Plan can be referenced via the following links or downloaded as a single document.

Step-by-Step Instructions

The instructions for participation in the certification process can be accessed  from the navigation bar after enrolling with the Center or download here as a single document.