Certification Renewal


The purpose of the certificate renewal plan is to provide a mechanism that will enable educators employed in a South Carolina public school district and educators employed by participating educational entities to apply a broad range of relevant professional development activities toward their certificate renewal. The certificate renewal plan is intended to:

  1. Encourage educators to engage in meaningful, quality professional development activities that are directed toward promoting student achievement
  2. Ensure that educators are accountable for their continuous professional development
  3. Be operationally efficient


The certificate renewal guidelines apply to any person who holds a South Carolina educator’s certificate. An educator’s professional certificate is valid for five years and expires on June 30 of the expiration year. In order to be eligible for certificate renewal, the educator must earn a minimum of 120 renewal credits, as described in the renewal credit matrix, during the five-year validity period of the certificate.

Certification Renewal Plan

Teacher Quality NCLB Presentation

Renewal Credit Pre-Approval and Verification Forms

Renewal Credit Computation Sheet - This form must be submitted to Tammy Perry in HR, along with renewal credit documents.