Relicensure

  • Steps to Teacher Relicensure - Fall 2019 & January 2020

    According to the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB), the Five-year standard licenses that were set to expire June 30, 2018 were extended to June 30, 2019. Individuals who had their licenses extended to June 30, 2019 may be applying for licensure renewal starting January 1, 2019. The five-year standard license will be converted to a Tier 4 license upon renewal. There is more information about the PELSB online license renewal system at: https://mn.gov/pelsb/current-educators/renew/

    During the 5-year period prior to the expiration of your license:

    • Teachers will need to participate in relicensure experiences for a total of 125 clock hours and secure official verification documents for each experience (TNL/Performance Matters transcript, transcripts from outside providers, certificate).  Please note:  It is NOT necessary to earn clock hours in each category.  
    • There are eight relicensure requirements as of July 1, 2017 that must be met by all relicensing teachers.  Mandatory Renewal Requirements
    • They are listed on the KEY for Determining Clock Hour Credits/Continuing Education Credits (see link below).  The MDE Licensure Professional Learning Renewal Opportunitiesand your local teacher association can assist with professional learning opportunities, including the West Metro Uniserve (offered each fall) and the MEA Convention.
    • Grouped by Category A through I, submit one Standard Clock Hour Approval Form (see link below), along with the original verification forms for all experiences, including your TrueNorthLogic/Performance Matters transcript.  You need only ONEapproval form upon completion of your 125 CEU’s submitted during your relicensure year.  Send to Manny Banda banda.manuel@slpschools.org in Human Resources.
    • If you have questions, follow the procedures outlined in the Standard/Vocational Local Committee in Continuing Education GUIDELINES (see link below).  See RESPONSIBILITIES OF LICENSEE and CLOCK HOUR CATEGORIES.
    • The Continuing Education Committee meets three times each year on the second Tuesday of October, February and May.  Submissions should be received in Human Resources at least two days prior to the committee meeting.  The Continuing Education Committee will process your materials and return them to you.
    • The Minnesota Educator Licensingsystem requires online license renewal.  Your fees to MDE are paid online.
    • You will receive an electronic copy of your license.  Your license will show up on the PELSB website and you do not need to send a copy to Human Resources.
    • If you have questions regarding your Minnesota teaching license, contact the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) at  651.539.4200, pelsb@state.mn.us
    • Website: https://mn.gov/pelsb. You can sign up to receive the latest information from PELSB by email.

    Continuing Education

    The local standard/vocational continuing education committee in St. Louis Park, District 283, is established according to the Board of Teaching rules for the purpose of evaluating continuing education activities and recommending renewal of five-year continuing teaching and support service licenses.  The Board typically meets three times per school year in Oct, Jan/Feb, and May.