Arizona - Educator Professional Growth and Development: Administrator Licensure Renewal

Area: 
Administrator Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

180 clock hours of professional development are required, as well as other requirements outlined in R7-2-619, in order to renew an administrator certificate.

Body: 

R7-2-619. Renewal Requirements
A. A certificate may be renewed within six months of its expiration date except that an individual holding multiple valid certificates may renew all certificates at one time in order to align the expiration dates of each certificate. Certificates being aligned shall be renewed at the same time as the certificate that will expire first. Individuals seeking to align certificates shall meet the renewal requirements for each certificate being aligned. Certificates aligned pursuant to this Section may be valid for less than six years.
B. A certificate may be renewed within one year after it expires. Individuals whose certificates have been expired for more than one year shall reapply for certification under the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication. Nothing in this Section shall imply that an individual may be employed in a position that requires certification after the expiration of the relevant certificate. Professional development must relate to Arizona academic or professional educator standards or apply toward the attainment of an additional Arizona certificate, endorsement,
or approved area.
C. Renewal of certificates requires the completion of professional development after the most recent issuance or renewal of the certificate.
D. An individual holding a Standard teaching certificate, an administrative certificate, or other professional certificate, may renew the certificate upon completion of 180 clock hours of professional development.
E. An individual who is employed by a school or school district at the time of renewal shall submit the required documentation of professional development to the district superintendent, director of personnel, or other designated administrator for verification. A certified individual who is not employed by a school or school district at the time of renewal shall submit the required documentation of professional development to a
county school superintendent, the dean of a college of education, or the Department for verification. The school or district official, county school superintendent, or the dean of a college of education shall verify on forms provided by the Department the number of hours of professional development completed by the individual during the valid period of the certificate being renewed.
F. The Department shall issue a Standard teaching certificate of the same type.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/28/2016