Certification Renewal

To verify credits earned externally for your certification renewal, you must send a transcript to Human Resources.

Provisional Certificate

  • Certification period
    • Initial - 3 years from your starting employment year
    • Renewal every 2 years thereafter
    • Certification periods end on August 31st
  • Required renewal activities
  • After all certification courses have been completed and the appropriate amount of teaching experience is satisfied, a 5-year certification is granted

Example:  An initial certification period for an instructor starting to teach Fall 2014 would be 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017 and during this timeframe the instructor would need to complete 6 credits of the district in-service certification course listed on their Provisional Certificate to renew for 2 more years until all 7 certification courses are fulfilled along with 2 years of full-time teaching experience. 

Part-Time* Provisional Certificate

*Teaching more than 2 course numbers or in an instructional area per certification period

  • Certification period
    • Initial - 3 years from your starting employment year
    • Renewal every 2 years thereafter
    • Certification periods end on August 31st
  • Required renewal activities
  • After all certification courses have been completed and the appropriate amount of teaching experience is satisfied, a 5-year certification is granted

Example:  An initial certification period for an instructor starting to teach Fall 2014 would be 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017 and during this timeframe the instructor would need to complete 2 credits of the district in-service certification course listed on their Part-time Provisional Certificate to renew for 2 more years until all 7 certification courses are fulfilled along with 2 years of full-time or 4 years of part-time teaching experience. 

Part-time* Approval Certificate

* teaching less than 2 course numbers per certification period

  • Certification period
    • Initial - 3 years from your starting employment year
    • Renewal every 2 years thereafter
    • Certification periods end on August 31st
  • Required renewal activities

Example:  An initial certification period for an instructor starting to teach Fall 2014 would be 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017 and during this timeframe the instructor would need to complete a 10-hours in-service activity AND verify 330 hours of related work experience (DOC, 52 KB) or 2 credits of the certification course to renew for 2 more years. 

5-Year Certificate