Arizona State Requirements

Arizona Educator Certification Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Arizona teaching license 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 Arizona teaching relicensure process.

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See the Arizona Department of Education website for complete AZ teacher relicensure information. 

Certification Renewal

The Provisional Teaching Certificate is valid for three years and must be converted to a six-year Standard Teaching Certificate at least two months prior to it expiring. 

Renewable certificates may be renewed with proof of 15 clock hours of professional development activities for each year of the certificate term. *One semester hour of college coursework is equivalent to 15 clock hours of professional development activities. The clock hours or semester hours may be completed in various increments per year

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Official transcripts are required from an accredited institution. Each semester hour of courses is equivalent to 15 hours of professional development.

Learners Edge partners with several regionally accredited collegiate institutions providing official transcripts with letter grades for our courses.

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Transfer a Provisional Certificate to Standard Certificate

Phonics Deficiency (Elementary Certificates):

Learners Edge offers Course 5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction

We encourage you to gain prior approval of this course by downloading a syllabus from our courses page before registration to ensure district approval.  Our courses are 3 semester credits of continuing education graduate level content. You will receive an official transcript from a university partner documenting a 3-credit, graduate-level course in research-based systematic phonics.

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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.