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First Renewal of a Provisional Certificate

All teachers must eventually advance from the Provisional Certificate to the Professional Education Certificate. A teacher with an expiring Provisional who doesn't qualify for a Professional can apply for a First Provisional Renewal (valid for up to three (3) years) if ONE of the following is complete:

  • Six (6) semester hours in a planned course of study or appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate.
  • 180 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).
  • Combination of semester credit hours and SCECHs (30 SCECHs is equal to one (1) semester hour).

Semester hours and/or SCECHs must be completed within the three (3) years preceding the date of application AND since the issue date of the initial Provisional certificate.

NOTE: A master's degree earned prior to issue date of initial Provisional certificate can no longer be used to renew a Provisional Certificate.

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