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Earn Graduate and Professional Development Credits toward your Idaho License Renewal with our Self-Paced Online Professional Development Courses.


Idaho teacher certificates need to be renewed every five years by taking six professional development credits.

  • Graduate Credits Option: Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits courses. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page.

1 Graduate Credit = 15 Semester Contact Hours

We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses. However, many teachers have been successful using our courses to advance on their district’s salary scale—and have typically been able to use our university/college-level course offerings.

Please contact us if you need assistance with the submission of your district approval forms, course syllabus, etc.

State Requirements:

Credits taken for recertification must be educationally related to the individualized professional learning plan (IPLP) or related to the professional practice of the applicant:

  1. Credits must be specifically tied to content areas and/or an area of any other endorsement; or
  2. Credits must be specific to pedagogical best practices or for administrative/teacher leadership; or
  3. Credits must be tied to a specific area of need designated by district administration.
  4. Credits must be taken during the validity period of the certificate.

For more information, visit the Idaho Department of Education website.