Utah Teacher Certification Renewal

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

 

Teaching Certification Renewal

After three years, Level 1 License holders must either upgrade to a Level 2 License or renew their Level 1 Licenses.

Renewing a Level 1 License

If candidates have not completed three years of teaching experience, they are not eligible to upgrade to a Level 2 License and must renew. In order to renew your Level 1 License, you must show you've completed 100 points of professional development. Professional development points are awarded based on coursework, conferences, or workshops. A full list of professional development activities may be found here.

Candidates for Level 1 License renewal must complete a renewal application to be eligible. Candidates should list their professional development activities and experience.

After completing the renewal application, candidates should send it, including a $75 application fee to the Utah State Office of Education at:

Utah State Office of Education
PO Box 144200
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Upgrading to a Level 2 License

If Level 1 License holders have completed three years of teacher experience, they are eligible to upgrade to a Level 2 License. During their time spent as Level 1 License holders, candidates also complete Entry Years Enhancement (EYE) requirements to earn Level 2 Licenses.

The EYE program lets candidates develop a professional portfolio that documents their achievements and experience as teachers. These portfolios provide evidence of growth and development of teaching strategies.

Additionally, candidates must pass PRAXIS II – Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests in their desired content areas. Candidates may verify they meet all EYE requirements through the verification form.

Level 2 Licenses may be renewed once every five years indefinitely. Candidates must show they have completed 200 hours of professional development points in order to be eligible for renewal. A full list of qualified development activities may be found here. When candidates meet all requirements for renewal, they should complete a renewal application.

Upgrading to a Level 3 License

Utah offers qualified candidates an additional license level above Levels 1 and 2. If candidates have earned a doctorate in education, or certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) they are eligible for a Level 3 License.

Candidates seeking a Level 3 License must submit transcripts showing completion of a doctorate program in addition to a letter requesting an upgrade to a Level 3 License to the Utah State Office of Education at:

Teaching and Learning – Licensing
Attn: Level 3 Upgrades
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Candidates must include a $75 processing fee in the form of a check.

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Reinstatement of Certification

Candidates whose licenses have expired may apply for a Return to Licensure.

Candidates must pass a background check and ethics review, and complete a professional development plan detailing their plans to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach. Candidates should complete the application form and mail it and a $65 application fee to:

Teaching and Learning - Licensing
Attn: Diane De Man
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Recommended Programs for Renewal/Recert

Grand Canyon University - Masters and Doctoral programs

As an experienced educator, you understand the importance of a quality education and the role it plays in students’ lives. Choosing one of Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) education degrees affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow’s future in addition to meeting education requirements for certification renewal or reinstatement.

  • * AAQEP Accreditation

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