What is Alternative Certification? Another route to certification that allows a degreed individual to obtain certification. For more specific details, contact SBEC or a regional service center. SISD does not recommend any specific program. Interested individuals should contact the alternative programs directly to determine the program which complements the individual's needs. Education Service Center, Region XI in Fort Worth, Texas (if you live in the Denton/Tarrant County area) 817.740.3680 Education Service Center, Region X in Richardson, Texas (if you live in the Collin/Dallas County area) 972.348.1630 Click here for a complete list of programs approved by the Texas Education Agency.