Renew a Teaching Certificate in LA
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How do I renew a teaching certificate in LA?
What state requirements does a teacher in Louisiana need to meet for renewal?
Type C and Level 1 certificates are valid for three years initially and may be extended for a period of one year at the request of a Louisiana employing school system. Level 1 certificates are limited to two such extensions.
Level 2 or Level 3 certificates may be extended by successfully meeting the standards of effectiveness verified in the Compass Information System (CIS) for at least three of the five years covered by the certificate, pursuant to Bulletin 130 and R.S. 17:3902.
Level 2* or 3* certificates are issued to individuals in nonpublic schools and will be extended with completion of 150 Continuing Learning Units (CLUs). Verification of the CLUs is recorded on the CLU page of this application packet.
Teachers may also use online semester graduate credit courses through a regionally accredited university to fulfill their CLU requirements.
How do I renew a lapsed or expired teaching certificate in Louisiana?
A lapsed certificate can be reinstated with six semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in approved coursework. The credit must be earned within the five year period immediately preceding reinstatement of the certificate.
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How do I contact the LA Department of Education?
Contact the Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
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 October 5th, 2020 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.