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​​Alabama​​​

5 semester hours. (5-year license)

September 1 of renewal year.

Not adopted, but standards are aligned.

​​Alaska​​​

6 semester or 9 quarter Hours (3 semester hours must be upper division or graduate level). (5-year license)

Beginning of September of renewal year.

Not adopted.

​​Arizona​​​

180 clock hours or 12 semester hours. (6-year license)

Before renewal date.

Adopted.

​​Arkansas​​​

60 clock hours per year. (5-year license)

Either May 31 or June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​California​​​

Currently Clear Credential licenses can be renewed without verification of any professional development hours. Individual school districts may have specific requirements. (5-year license)

N/A

Adopted.

​​Colorado​​​

6 Semester hours (90 clock hours). (5-year license

Before renewal date.

Adopted.

​​Connecticut​​​

18 clock hours annually. (8-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted.

​​Delaware​​​

90 clock hours (6 semester hours). (Standard license not subject to renewal.)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

​​Florida​​​

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

During the last year of the validity period.

Adopted.

​​Georgia​​​

6 semester hours of approved college credit or 10 Georgia Professional learning units or 10 continuing education units. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Hawaii​​​

Continuing education requirements not tied to license renewal. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

​​Idaho​​​

6 professional development credits. (5-year license)

August 31 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Illinois​​​

Bachelor’s degree holders: 120 hours. Master’s degree holders: 80 hours. (5-year license) Two or more advanced degrees: 40 hours. National Board Teacher: 40 hours.

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Indiana​​​

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted, but currently on hold.

​​Iowa​​​

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted.

Non-graduate degree holders: 160 clock hours. Graduate degree holders: 120 clock hours. (5-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted.

​​Kentucky​​​

Renewal of first five-year license: 15 graduate semester hours or one-half of CEO requirements. Renewal after second five-year license period: completion of Master’s degree or completion of CEO requirements. (5-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted.

150 clock hours. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted, with two year delay.

6 semester hours in each certification area. (5-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted.

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

January or July of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Massachusetts​​​

150 Professional Development Points plus 30 PDP’s for each additional licensure. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted, with two year delay on testing.

​​Michigan​​​

6 semester hours at college or university or 180 clock hours of State Board Continuing Education Credits or a combination of both. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Minnesota​​​

125 clock hours of locally-approved education. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted English standards only.

​​Mississippi​​​

6 semester hours of college credit or 10 Continuing Education Units, or 3 semester hours and 5 CEU’s. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Missouri​​​

30 contact hours annually. (4-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

​​Montana​​​

4 semester hours or combination of semester hours and Office of Public Instruction renewal units. (5-year license)

June 30 renewal date, but may complete hours by August 31.

Adopted.

6 semester hours.(5-year license)

August 31 of renewal year.

Not adopted.

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

Requirements vary by school district. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

Requirements vary by school district. (Standard teacher’s license does not require renewal.)

N/A

Adopted.

New Mexico employs a three-tier licensing system. Professional development requirements vary according to tier. (5-year license)

March 31.

Adopted.

175 professional development hours per five-year block. (Standard license does not expire as long as professional development requirements are met.)

June 30.

Adopted.

7.5 renewal credits. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

6 semester hours or 180 continuing education contact hours. (5-year license)

September 1 of expiration year.

Adopted.

75 clock hours. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

​​Oregon​​​

125 Professional Development Units (1 colleges semester hour = 30 PDU’s. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

6 semester hours or 6 DOE service credits or 180 continuing education hours or combination of above. (5-year professional development block.)

June 30.

Adopted, implementation paused.

Professional development is not mandatory on the state level. However, requirements may exist on the district level.

N/A

Adopted.

120 renewal credits. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

6 semester hours.(5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

Ten year license holders: 90 renewal points/Five year license holders: 45 renewal points. (1 college semester hour = 15 renewal points/1 CEU = 10 renewal points) Note: these requirements change effective 9-1-15

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

150 clock hours. 5-year license)

Prior to the last day of the holder’s birth month in the renewal year.

Not adopted.

Requirements vary according to teacher’s “Professional Learning Plan”. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

9 professional development credits (135 clock hours). (7-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

180 professional development points. (1 college semester hour = 30 points.) (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Not adopted.

150 clock hours (10 college semester hours.) (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

​​West Virginia​​​

6 semester hours. (5-year license)

Prior to renewal date.

Adopted.

Requirements vary according to individual teacher Professional Development Plan. (5-year license)

June 30 of renewal year.

Adopted.

5 Professional Development/Renewal Credits. (5-year license)

Prior to expiration date.

Adopted.

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