Apply for Initial or Renewal of Certification

3. Certification Renewal

Through the years, the Education Professional Standards Board and its predecessors made changes to the types of certificates issued. Specific renewal requirements for most certificates are listed on the reverse side of your certificate. After 1985, the state stopped issuing lifetime certificates and required that certificates be renewed every five years. If you hold one of the 5-year certificates, these are the requirements:

  • First 5-year renewal: 15 graduate hours or Phase I of the CEO requirements
  • Second 5-year renewal: Completion of an approved Master’s degree or an approved Fifth Year program (32 graduate hours) or completion of CEO requirements
  • Subsequent 5-year renewals: Three years of classroom teaching during the last 5-year period of the certificate OR six semester hours of additional graduate credit

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