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Standard Professional II licenses are valid for five years. It is the individual’s responsibility to obtain the correct renewal hours to maintain a valid license. Listed below are requirements for license renewal:
Teachers of grades kindergarten through twelve (includes Birth-K, Pre-K, special service personnel*, special subject areas*, facilitators, dean of students and licensed central office staff) must complete 7.5 renewal credits during each five-year renewal cycle that meet the following requirements:
- 1 renewal credit in one of the academic subject areas (content) on the license
- 1 renewal credit in literacy
- 5.5 general credits (not to include years of experience) at the discretion of the LEA, if employed
*Special service personnel includes: audiologists, counselors, media specialists, school psychologists, social workers and speech-language pathologists (SLPs), with the exception of new SLPs who now follow their Board of Examiners requirements. Special subject areas include: music, PE, health, art, dance, theatre, ESL, CTE, EC, speech, reading, foreign languages, and ROTC.
School administrators (principals, assistant principals) must earn at least 7.5 renewal credits during each five-year cycle that meet the following requirements:
- 3 renewal credits focused on the school executive’s role as instructional, human resources and managerial leader
- 4.5 general credits (not to include years of experience) at the discretion of the LEA, if employed
Current employees should check credits through the Professional Development In-service system (MyPD). Consult with the school Professional Development Contact for additional assistance.
If you are employed at the time your license is up for renewal, the process is automatic and no fee is required. You will receive a conviction statement (late March to early April) from the state that must be completed and returned to the Licensure Office. Upon receipt of the completed statement (contingent upon your response), you will receive your new five-year license
Individuals not employed in a school system during the year their license expires, will need to submit transcripts and certificates of completion directly to the State. See the State web site at
Expired or Validated License
Individuals whose SPII license has expired (did not renew the license by June 30th of the expiration year) are required to meet 15 credits to renew and establish a new renewal cycle.
Individuals, whose expired license was validated by the State for three years to earn credits for a new five-year renewal cycle, are required to meet the 15 credits (not to include years of experience) until the new cycle is established, with a minimum of 5 credits earned each year.
Please note: Effective January 1, 2006, partial credits (less than 1.0 ceu) earned cannot be used for renewal credit.