State Alignment


Depending on the number of years teaching and area of classification, Missouri educators must complete between 30 and 120 PD contact hours over four years (during initial certification years 1–4) or between 15 and 30 hours annually until exempt (during career certification years 5–99). Thirty (30) contact hours are required for an Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) upgrade and 90 hours for an Initial Career Education Certificate (ICEC) upgrade.

1 Graduate Credit = 15 PD Contact Hours

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