An applicant who receives a certificate is responsible for initiating the renewal of that certificate. To be eligible for a renewal, you must have an active Maryland certificate. If you have an expired certificate, you may apply for a
Requirements for renewal differ based on your employment status and the type of certificate you hold.
Those certificate holders who are under contract with a Maryland local school system, a non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, should work directly with their employer to discuss the requirements to renew.
Each local school district is responsible for its employees' certification while employed.
If you are not under contract with a Maryland local school system, non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, you will need to submit a renewal application through
The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH).
Be prepared to submit six semester hours of credit that is:
Renewal requirements are outlined in
Renewal Requirements- PDF
On October 6, 2016, regulations were adopted that established additional renewal/reinstatement requirements for school counselors.
Upon renewal/reinstatement of a certificate in school counseling, an individual must present 6 acceptable credits, which shall include:
Policy allows school counselors who currently hold a valid certificate one full renewal cycle prior to having to meet this requirement. Those who were issued a certificate on or after January 1, 2017 and choose to accelerate the renewal of their certificate to the next professional level must present the requirements outlined above.
School Counselor Renewal Requirements page for more information.
If you hold a certification in the area of Blind/Visually Impaired, credit toward renewal must include maintenance of knowledge of Braille code.