Arizona - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 

In order for a teacher to renew their certificate, they must participate in professional development activities.


Renewal of certificates requires the completion of professional development after the most recent issuance or renewal of the certificate, except that professional development completed during the valid term of the certificate that expires first meets the requirement of certificates being aligned. 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, and may include training regardingsuicide awareness and prevention; child abuse and the sexual abuse of children, including warning signs that a child may be a victim of child abuse or sexual abuses; screening, intervention, accommodation, use of technology and advocacy for students with reading impairments, including dyslexia; or other training programs explicitly permitted by state law. Professional development shall consist of any of the following activities listed in the policy.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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