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Teacher Certification

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the certified teacher to renew their certificate and obtain accurate information in regards to renewing their certificate. This page serves as a resource only.  All teacher certification renewal candidates should verify that they have met the requirements set forth by the Michigan Department of Education before renewing their certificate.

Teacher Certification Renewal – ‘When Can I Apply?’

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Attention educators! The Office of Professional Preparation Services has been receiving some great phone calls from educators who have already completed their renewal requirements for certificates that expire in 2019.

This is fantastic! However, if your certificate expires in 2019, the EARLIEST you can apply for your renewal is January 1, 2019.

This is true for certifications that expire any year. You must wait until the same year your certificate expires in order to renew, even if you already have the requirements completed.

Please note the exception to this is progressing from the provisional to the professional certificate. Progressing to the professional can be done at any time once the requirements are met.