Renew a Teaching License in ND
(not a North Dakota teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I keep and renew a teaching license in ND?
Teachers can renew their North Dakota teaching license online.
RenewaTeachingLicense.com partners with the University of North Dakota to offer online graduate PD credit classes for teachers. Teachers use courses from UND, a regionally accredited university, to help meet state requirements for renewing a teaching license in North Dakota.
What state requirements does a teacher in ND need to meet for renewal?
Re-entry License: If you sign a one year teaching contact, 4 graduate credits are needed for renewal. If you sign a a two year teaching contract, 8 semester hours of graduate credit is needed to renew. If no contract is signed, no credits are required. Here is more information about the renewal process.
How do I meet the mental health requirement for teachers in North Dakota?
Senate Bill 2048 mandates a mental health competency course for all initial licenses. Those graduating from a ND institution have this built into their preparation program. If you graduated outside of ND and have not met this requirement, it may be met by by completing a course in youth mental health offered through UND.
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How do I contact the ND Department of Public Instruction?
Contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Ave Dpt 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
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 August 28th, 2023 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.