• Initial application and a renewal application for a Professional Teaching Certificate, requires (6) semester credits in each certification area from an accredited college or university, as well as other requirements on your Professional Certification Action Plan. (1) credit is equivalent to (1) semester hour.
  • Many districts accept Professional Development Hours for salary advancement. Be sure to select the appropriate documentation, either certificate of completion or an official university transcript, to meet your academic goal.
  • Please check with your individual district for approval prior to course registration, as district and state education requirements are subject to change.

*Please note this information is intended as a reference for informational use, it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure professional development, certification renewal, and salary advancement requirements. Please check with your individual district and state education department. *