Alabama State Requirements

Alabama Teaching License Renewal

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One of the continuation options must be met during the certificate’s valid period, and by the date of expiration reflected on the certificate:

  1. 3 years of full-time professional educational work experience and 50 clock hours of allowable professional development.
  2. 3 years of full-time professional educational work experience and 3 semester hours of allowable credit.
  3. 3 semester hours of allowable credit and 50 clock hours of allowable professional development.
  4. 6 semester hours of allowable credit.
  5. 100 clock hours of allowable professional development.
  6. Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) earned during the valid period of the Professional Educator Certificate that you currently hold.

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Allowable credit must be earned in one of the following:

  1. A State/state-approved P-12 educator preparation program in the teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR
  2. A State/state-approved P-12 educator preparation program in a different teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR
  3. An academic content course in the teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR

Note: For options 2.a. or 2.b., if credit is earned at a non-Alabama regionally accredited senior institution, Supplement RCR must be submitted to verify that the coursework is part of a state-approved P-12 educator preparation program. Supplement RCR may be found at www.alsde.edu/EdCert (click Certificate Renewal / Professional Educator).

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You'll find our graduate level courses to be relevant, engaging and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs. Simply select the course(s), session, and a University Partner. Make sure to explore our pricing discounts.

If you need assistance with submission of a district approval form, course mapping or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our Advisory team is here to help you succeed!

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Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses. Allowable credit earned and applied for renewal must be completed at a regionally accredited senior institution. Explore our university partners.

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Alabama license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Alabama license renewal process.