Renew a Teaching Certificate in AZ
(not an Arizona teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching certificate in AZ?
What state requirements does a teacher in Arizona need to meet for renewal?
Teachers use this application form from the Arizona Department of Education to renew a Standard Teaching, Administrative, School Counselor, School
Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Athletic Coaching, Standard Adult Education or Native American Language teaching certificate.
Teachers must complete 15 clock hours of professional development activities for each year of the certificate term. One semester hour of college coursework is equivalent to 15 clock hours of professional development activities. The clock hours or semester hours may be completed in various increments per year.
- A 6-years certificate requires 90 professional development hours
- An 8-year certificate requires 120 professional development hours
- A 12-year certificate requires 180 professional development hours
Professional development may include:
- Suicide awareness and prevention
- Child abuse and the human trafficking of children
- Screening, intervention, and accommodation
- Use of technology and advocacy for students with reading impairments
- College and career readiness
How do I remove a deficiency on my AZ Teaching Certificate?
Here is an online application to remove deficiencies from an Arizona Teaching Certificate. Teachers may need to submit official transcripts from semester graduate credit courses, including credits on Ethics, Phonics, and/or Dyslexia.
How do I get free clock hours for teachers in Arizona?
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How do I contact the AZ Department of Education?
Contact the Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of January 17th, 2024 to meet the best information available. State 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.