Renew a Teaching License in WY
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How do I keep and renew a teaching license in Wyoming?
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses to renew a teaching license in WY. Professional Learning Board is a Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PSTB) approved workshop provider.
All Wyoming educators are required to complete Professional Development/Renewal Credits in order to renew a license or permit. Renewal requirements vary depending on the type of license or permit an applicant holds. The requirements for renewing your specific license or permit are listed on the reverse side of the license or permit itself. Please review your license or permit prior to submitting a renewal application to ensure you have met all renewal requirements for your specific license or permit type. Here is the online application packet.
14 contact hours = 1 renewal credit.
What state requirements does a teacher in WY need to meet for renewal?
To renew a Wyoming Educator Permit, 5 renewal credits will be required to renew. Most license types are valid for 5 years.
While no longer offered, if a teacher currently holds a Wyoming Professional Educator License, they are required to submit 10 renewal credits and the license is valid for 10 years.
According to the WY Department of Education, Wyoming teachers can complete professional development courses by following these easy steps:
- Online self-study pre-approved contact hour courses for renewal credit.
- Online self-paced semester graduate credit classes from a regionally accredited university.
How does a teacher in WY reinstate an expired teaching license?
Reinstatement is for any applicant who has previously held a permit in Wyoming and is seeking reinstatement of that expired permit. Reinstatement applicants must complete five (5) semester hours of either PTSB approved workshop credits or college courses from an accredited institution of higher education.
Is there an alternate route to obtain a Wyoming Substitute Teacher Permit?
Yes, applicants without an Associates Degree may use an alternate route to obtain a Wyoming Substitute Teacher Permit. Applicants must complete 24 total hours of in-service training. Districts or BOCES may authorize substitute teaching candidates to meet this requirement by taking PTSB-approved workshops.
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How do I contact the WY Department of Education?
Contact the Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St. Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
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.