Certification and Renewal

  • Continuing professional education (CPE) is required to renew a standard certificate.

    • Classroom teachers must complete 150 CPE hours.
    • If you hold a professional certificate you must complete 200 CPE hours.
      • Administrative and student services are professional certificates

    Dyslexia CPE training is required for educators who teach students with dyslexia and must include new research and practices in educating students with dyslexia.

    One semester credit hour earned at an accredited institution of higher education is equivalent to 15 CPE clock hours, not to exceed 90 CPE hours in a semester as stated in DMC(LOCAL).

    At least 80% of the CPE activities shall be directly related to the certificate(s) being renewed and focus on the standards required for the initial issuance of the certificate(s). 

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