Certificate Renewal Procedures
Certified staff may renew certificates through options other than taking courses. Teachers are now able to earn "points" or credits, which count toward certification renewal.
Under this option, a teacher may accumulate points (since July 1, 2002). Renewal points may replace graduate coursework for those teachers who have a Master’s degree or above. Teachers who have a Bachelor’s degree must continue to take a minimum of three-hours of graduate credit at a University during the five-year renewal plan.
Check current certification through the SCDOE Educator Certification Database.
The following documents explain the procedures that certified staff should follow: