Renew a DoDEA Teaching Certificate
(not a DODEA teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a Department of Defense Education Activity teaching certificate?
DoDEA issues a Provisional certificate and a Professional certificate. The provisional certificate is issued to all newly hired educators. The provisional certificate is valid for two years.
The professional certificate is then automatically issued to educators who meet the qualification requirements of the position(s) for which hired and have successfully completed 2 years in an educator position with DoDEA.
What Department of Defense requirements does a DoDEA teacher need to meet for renewal?
You must renew your DoDEA certificate every six years (Recertification cycle). Teachers must present official transcripts reflecting a minimum of six semester hours through a regionally accredited university. Courses are to be taken in areas related to the current teaching position or administrator assignment or divided among subject areas the educator is teaching if teaching more than one subject. Three of the six semester hours may be earned in subject areas that will qualify the educator for another position category within DoDEA.
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How do I contact the Department of Defense Education Activity?
Contact the DoDEA
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what the Department of Defense Education Activity requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of February 16th, 2021 to meet the best information available. DoDEA licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.