Renew a Teaching Credential in DC
(not a District of Columbia teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I keep and renew a teaching credential in DC?
What requirements does a teacher in D.C. need to meet for renewal?
According to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), educators have the option of renewing their credential by satisfactorily completing 120 hours of PD completed within the four-year term of the credential being renewed.
- Applicants must submit proper documentation verifying satisfactory completion of the equivalent of 120 hours of professional development (PD) training activities completed within the four year term of the credential being renewed.
- The equivalent of 120 hours equals 120 actual clock hours of instruction/activity time completed; or 8 college credit hours; or a combination of both. One college credit hour equals 15 clock hours.
- A minimum of the equivalent 60 hours must be directly related to the content area of the credential being renewed from PD Activity Domain Table.
- The hours may be accrued by completion of college coursework or completion of training activities.
RenewaTeachingLicense.com semester hour courses through regionally accredited universities have been used to meet DC requirements for renewing a credential with alignment to PD activities as documented on official transcripts. D.C. teachers can also use self-study clock hour classes to receive a Certificate of Completion.
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How do I contact the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education?
Contact the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
810 First St NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
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.