State Alignment


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

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

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

1 Graduate Credit = 15 Semester Contact Hours

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