• License Renewal

  • Active Initial License Renewal (Moving to Continuing License)

    Renewal of an Initial License is equivalent to applying for a Continuing License, and this process is often referred to as moving from an Initial to a Continuing License.

    In order to move from an Initial License to Continuing License an educator must:

    • Complete the approved Comprehensive Induction Program (referred to as the Mentoring Program), if required. Details about this program should be discussed with your Human Resource Department or reviewed by visiting the Comprehensive Induction Program (CIP) website.
    • Complete an approved Performance Assessment. If you teach in a vocational trade and industry field as a “Skilled and Technical Sciences” or “STS” educator, you have six years to complete this. All other educators who are required to complete this assessment will have two years.
    • Receive no more than one unsatisfactory annual evaluation during the period of the Initial License.
    • Be employed by a Delaware public or charter school.


    This process is managed through the educator's school district.  Provided that all the above requirements have been met, the educator's professional growth status (PG Status) will be marked as "Finalized by District" in DEEDS.

    Once the PG Status for the Initial License has been marked as "Finalized by District" in DEEDS, DEEDS automatically generates an email (90 calendar days prior to the Inital License expiration date) to complete the renewal process.    

    Upon receipt of the renewal notification email, the educator must login to their DEEDS profile and select the link for "Renew My License/Permit", which will appear at the top of screen under "What Can I Do Today?"  DEEDS will guide the educator through the criminal conviction disclosure process. 

    At the end of the month that the license expires, DEEDS will automatically issue an email with the new license attached.

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  • Active Continuing License Renewal

    To renew a Continuing License an educator must:

    • Complete the approved mentoring program, if required.
    • Fulfill the 90 clock hour professional development requirement

     

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  • Active Advanced License Renewal

    Holders of National Board Certification may renew their certification by completing the National Board’s Renewal Process. Candidates who successfully renew their National Board Certification will receive a renewed Advanced License through the State of Delaware upon receipt of acceptable renewal verification.

    Holders of National Board Certification who wish to renew must do so prior to the expiration of their National Board Certification. Educators who fail to renew their National Board Certification will be issued a Continuing License and must meet the requirements of a Continuing License in the interim. Educators who elect not to renew their National Board certification or fail to meet the recertification requirements shall be issued a Continuing License and begin their 90 clock hours.

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  • Expired Continuing License Renewal

    To renew an expired Continuing License an educator must:

    • Have a Continuing License that expired no more than five years before the renewal application.
      • If the Continuing License has expired for more than five years, the applicant must call the Licensure & Certification Department (302-857-3388) to apply for an Initial License and meet the requirements in effect at the time of application.
    • Fulfill the 90 clock hour professional development requirement:
      • At least one-half of the required hours (45 every 5 years) shall be in activities relating to the educator’s work with students or staff.
      • Clock hours shall have taken place during the five years preceding the renewal application.
    • Clock hours shall comply with requirements detailed in 14 DE Admin. Code 1511 Issuance and Renewal of Continuing License.
    • The educator will need to contact DOE when 90 hours are accumulated to begin the renewal application process.
      • Processing will not occur until the complete 90 hours are submitted.
    • Completion of requirements detailed in 14 DE Admin. Code 1511 Issuance and Renewal of Continuing License shall be submitted to the Department with the application for renewal.
    • Educator will be required to complete a year of an approved Comprehensive Induction Program (mentoring).

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  • Clock Hours Documentation

    • It is the responsibility of the educator to complete the online DEEDS renewal application.
    • It is important to ensure that professional development hours automatically transferred from PDMS are not duplicated with a manual entry.
    • Clock hours for college or university courses shall use the following equivalencies:
      • One semester hour equals 15 clock hours,
      • One quarter hour equals 10 clock hours,
      • One CEU equals 10 clock hours.
    • Educator must input professional development by logging in to their DEEDS profile and selecting “Input/Print Clock Hour Activities” under the heading “What Can I Do Today?” Each activity must be entered separately.
    • When 90 hours of required professional development has been entered into the renewal application, application should be printed and signed.
    • Verification documentation should be attached to renewal application and submitted to:
      • If employed full time in a Delaware public or charter school, submitted to HR department
      • All others submitted to:

    Delaware Department of Education
    Licensure & Certification
    Collette Education Resource Center
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904

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  • Delaware Department of Education
    Licensure & Certification
    Collette Education Resource Center
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904

    Feel free to contact us:
    M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
    302-857-3388
    deeds@doe.k12.de.us

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Last Modified on May 24, 2018