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Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Certification Branch > Certification Information > Renew

1.  If you are employed in a Maryland local school system, a non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, your renewal request will be processed by your employer.

2.  If you are not currently employed in a local school school system, submit the following within 90 days of certificate expiration:

     Six semester hours of acceptable credit to
     renew your Professional Eligibility Certificate or
     Advanced Professional Certificate.  

3.  Acceptable credit is credit that is:
     * Earned or taught at a regionally accredited 
        college/university or through Continuing 
        Professional Development (CPD) credits;
     * Related to a school assignment; 
     * Earned within 5 years immediately  
        preceding the date on which the new
        certificate is issued;and
     * Earned in reading course work if not    
        already completed (teaching areas only).


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
Certification Branch
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-767-0412 or

410-767-0412 or
1-866-772-8922 (Toll free)

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