Alaska State Requirements

Alaska Teaching Certification Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Alaska teaching certification renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course 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 Alaska teaching relicensure process.

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See the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development website for complete AK teacher relicensure information. 

Certification Renewal

5 or 10 Year Certificate Renewal:

Alaska certificates that are at least 5 years in duration are renewable certificates. Renewable certificate may be renewed one year prior to its expiration date.

During the life of the certificate being renewed, applicants must complete:

  1. Six semester hours of renewal credit; and (see our courses)

The six renewal credits must be related to or required for:

  1. The certificated person’s employment at the time of renewal, if the employment requires a certificate;
  2. The certificated person’s endorsements, or
  3. A state-approved preparation program that will lead to an endorsement that the certificated person seeks to acquire.

At least three of the renewal credits must be upper division or graduate credit.

The remaining three renewal credits may be upper division credit, lower division credit, continuing education units or non-academic credit.

One renewal credit is equal to one semester hour, 1.5 quarter hours, or 15 hours of continuing education or non-academic training.

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Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.