Renew a Teaching License in MT
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How do I renew a teaching license in MT?
Professional Learning Board is an approved provider of renewal units for teachers in Montana.
Important information about deadlines to renew a license from the Montana Office of Public Instruction with details on licensure renewal requirements:
- Teachers can apply for renewal any time after January 1 of the year your license expires.
- Although your license expires on June 30, you have until August 31 to complete the renewal units or coursework necessary to renew your license.
- Check with your school about deadlines for providing proof of renewal of your license.
- Teachers not teaching in a school have up to one year to submit renewal materials (as long as requirements were completed during the term of your licensure).
What state requirements does a teacher in Montana need to meet for license renewal?
Class 4 License Renewal:
Class 4A, 4B, and 4C licenses: 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester college credits. The first renewal must show evidence of renewal units earned in the following content areas: Curriculum and instruction in career and technical education; and safety and teacher liability.
Other professional development appropriate to renew a Class 4B or 4C license include: learning styles/teaching styles; including serving students with special needs; safety and teacher liability; classroom management; and teaching methods.
Class 5 License Renewal:
Cannot be renewed. This license either expires or converts to full licensure if the requirements have been completed.
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How do I contact the MT Office of Public Instruction?
Contact the Montana Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
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 February 16th, 2021 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.