Renew a Teaching Certificate in RI
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How do I keep and renew a teaching certificate in Rhode Island?
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses to renew a teaching certificate in RI. According to the RIDE, the new requirements apply to full certificates – Initial, Professional, or Advanced – that are up for renewal in 2020.
What state requirements does a teacher in RI need to meet for renewal?
The number of Professional Learning Units (PLUs) required will be prorated in 2020. Therefore, progression of Initial certificates to Professional certificates will require 20 PLUs. Renewal of Professional certificates will require 15 PLUs and progression to Advanced certificates will require 15 PLUs AND the completion of an aspirational benchmark. Here are RIDE FAQs and more info on the new certificate regulations for teachers in RI.
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How do I contact the RI Department of Education?
Contact the Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
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.