One-Time Option Available for Teacher Certification Renewal

March 24, 2022 12:00 AM

 

Recognizing the dire need for teachers in this state, the Alabama State Department of Education has implemented several changes to the certification renewal process. The changes pertain to certification reinstatement and certification continuation until June 30, 2023. Read carefully, as there are some exceptions. 
 
Certification Continuation by June 30, 2022
An educator who holds a VALID Professional Educator Certificate, Professional Leadership Certificate, or a renewable Career and Technical Education Certificate may use a ONE-TIME OPTION to renew certification without meeting any academic requirements. An application, proof of citizenship, and $30 application fee must be submitted to the Alabama State Department of Education by the certification deadline, June 30, 2022
 
Certification Reinstatement
An educator who holds an EXPIRED Professional Educator Certificate, Professional Leadership Certificate, or a renewable Career and Technical Education Certificate may use a ONE-TIME OPTION to renew certification without meeting any academic requirements. An application, proof of citizenship, $30 application fee, and background check must be submitted to the Alabama State Department of Education.
 
Certification Continuation by June 30, 2023
An educator who holds a VALID Professional Educator Certificate, Professional Leadership Certificate, or a renewable Career and Technical Education Certificate with a June 30, 2023, expiration date may use a ONE-TIME OPTION to renew certification without meeting any academic requirements. An application, proof of citizenship, and a $30 application fee must be submitted to the Alabama State Department of Education by the certification deadline, June 30, 2023Applications cannot be submitted before January 1, 2023.  
 
These one-time certification renewal options will not be available after June 30, 2023. New requirements will be implemented after that date. Contact Dr. Pamela Fossett at pamela.fossett@alaedu.org for more information.

 

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