Learn how to renew a Professional Educator Certification or reinstate a Professional Educator Certification in Maine
A PCAP must be instituted every time you move from one level of certification to the other (i.e., from Provisional to Professional, or from Professional to Master). Under the terms of your PCAP, your needs and weaknesses are identified and targeted, your classroom performance is observed at least three times over two years (six times if you are applying for a Master Certificate).
To apply for renewal of a Professional Certificate after five years, you must prepare and implement a renewal plan for six credits of approved study in each of your certification area(s).
If you held a Provisional or Professional Certificate that has expired, you will be issued a Provisional Certificate as long as you meet the requirements (i.e., you must submit a complete application package as you did when you applied for initial certification). Once you show that you have completed at least six credits in each of your certification area(s) and have met any additional educational requirements, you will be issued a Professional Certificate.