Posted: Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:01pm Updated: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:33am

Effective January 16th, 2015, an applicant using NBPTS to professionalize/renew is no longer required to hold a Master’s degree. This option can only be used for instructional licenses.

Listed below are the criteria for an individual to professionalize one’s license. Applicants must also complete one of the following renewal requirements:

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Professional Growth Plan (PGP)

Educators attend conferences, workshops, participate in curriculum development committees, participate in school improvement plans, and take coursework to stay up-to-date on the latest educational reforms in addition to their classroom responsibilities. The Professional Growth Plan (PGP) is an opportunity for teachers, administrators and school service personnel to control their own professional development and use these experiences towards licensing renewal. One PGP point is given for every contact hour an educator is actively involved in a professional development activity. A total of 90 PGP points is required for submission. PGP activities must be gained since the issue date of the license being renewed.

Educators who hold renewable Bulletin 400, Rules 46-47, Rules 2002, REPA and REPA 3 licenses issued by the Office of Educator Licensing may use the Professional Growth Plan to renew those licenses. It is one of three options for renewal for all license holders. You will keep track of your PGP through your LVIS account. Please go to this link for more LVIS Information.

Educators Currently Working in a School Setting

If you are currently working in a school setting, your PGP must be verified by your Building Level Administrator, Superintendent, Director or Supervisor. Your Administrator will verify your 90 PGP points through LVIS. Once your PGP has been verified, you may then submit and pay for your renewal application(s) through your LVIS account.

A total of 90 PGP points are required for submission. The professional growth experience points shall be calculated with (1) clock hour qualifying for (1) professional growth experience point based on, but not limited to, the following activities:

Educators Currently NOT in a School Setting or renewing from Out of State

Educators that are currently NOT working in a school setting or renewing from Out of State will need to complete their PGP and submit it to the Office of Educator Licensing for evaluation through LVIS. Once your PGP has been verified, you may then submit and pay for your renewal application(s) through your LVIS account.

A total of 90 PGP points are required for submission. The professional growth experience points shall be calculated with (1) clock hour qualifying for (1) professional growth experience point based on, but not limited to, the following activities:

If you are submitting your PGP for approval by the Office of Educator Licensing, you must attach verification documents to your PGP. These can be letters from Principals and/or School Corporations, official transcripts or certificates specifically showing the number of PGP points/hours you have completed. Your name and the number of PGP points/hours must be indicated on the verification documents. Your PGP will not be approved by the Office of Educator Licensing without the verification documents.

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Remember, your PGP must be approved BEFORE you can start a renewal application.