Renew a Teaching License in UT
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How do I keep and renew a teaching license in Utah?
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses to renew a teaching license in UT. Points earned outside of the license cycle are ineligible and cannot be counted toward renewing a license. Typically, an educator’s license cycle will be the time between renewals always ending June 30th of the year the license expires.
Teachers can take semester graduate credit courses through a regionally accredited university. Each semester credit hour is worth 18 renewal points and must be recorded on an official transcript.
UT teachers can also use staff development classes for license renewal credits. Each clock hour of participation equals one license renewal point, not to exceed 25 points per activity.
What state requirements does a teacher in UT need to meet for renewal?
According to the UT State Board of of Education, Utah teachers have the following license renewal state requirements:
Level 1 License Renewal
Teachers in UT must complete 100 Professional Learning Renewal Points for Level 1 License renewal. The renewal cycle is a three (3) year window from the date of the previous renewal, or within the most recent three (3) years if the license is expired. Here is the Level 1 License Renewal Form.
Level 2 License Renewal
Teachers in UT must complete 200 Professional Learning Renewal Points for Level 2 License renewal. The renewal cycle is a five (5) year window from the date of the previous renewal, or
within the most recent five (5) years if the license is expired. Here is the Level 2 License Renewal Form
Level 3 License Renewal
Teachers in UT must complete 200 Professional Learning Renewal Points for Level 3 License renewal. The renewal cycle is a seven (7) year window from the date of the previous renewal, or within the most recent seven (7) years if the license is expired. Here is the Level 3 License Renewal Form
Inactive Educator License Renewal
The license cycle and points requirement depends on the license level. Here is the Inactive Educator License Renewal Form.
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How do I contact the UT State Board of Education?
Contact the Utah State Board of of Education
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111-3204
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 July 1st, 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.