Mississippi Teacher Certification Renewal

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Learn how to renew a Professional Educator Certification or reinstate a Professional Educator Certification in Mississippi

 

Teaching Certification Renewal

Your Mississippi teaching license is valid for five years, at which time it must be renewed. Between renewals you must complete Continuing Education Units (CEUs - listed at the bottom of this webpage), college coursework, or become National Board certified to keep your license active and renewed.

If you hold a standard Class A teaching license, you must complete:
  • 10 CEUs in your content area, OR
  • 3 semester hours of college coursework in your content area plus 5 CEUs in your content area, OR
  • 6 semester hours of college coursework in your content area, OR
  • Become certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

If your teaching license is Class AA, AAA or AAAA, you must complete:

You may renew your teaching license online through the Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS).

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Reinstatement of Certification

If your five-year teaching license has expired, you may reinstate it by completing one of the following options:
  • 6 semester hours of college coursework in your content area, OR
  • Hold a valid out-of-state teaching license or certificate, OR
  • Show documentation from PERS if you are a retired teacher, OR
  • Complete the correct number of CEUs for your licensure class

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