Georgia State Requirements

Georgia Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

In order to renew your license, you must complete one of the following renewal requirements within 5 years of the date of the renewal application: 

  • 6 semester hours from an accredited college/university with a grade of “B” or better 
  • 10 Georgia Professional Learning Units (PLUs) 
  • 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from an accredited college/university or a provider authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) 

If you’d like to meet this requirement by registering for 6 semester hours from an accredited college/university, we recommend the following sample course pairings:  

Example 1: A Focus on Unfinished Learning 

5147: Bringing Students from Unfinished Learning to Soaring Achievement (3 credits)  

5130: Social Emotional Learning: Strengthening Hearts and Minds (3 credits-30 PDPs) (3 credits)  

Example 2: Reading Focus 

5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction (3 credits )

5040: Increasing Comprehension with Close Reading in Your Classroom (3 credits)  

Example 3: SEL Focus 

5203: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with You (3 credits)  

5102: Anxiety Awareness: Empowering Students with Help and Hope (3 credits)  


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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! 


To obtain the required hours, the following equivalencies shall be used:  

1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour 


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. Official transcripts or original grade slips are required documentation for the successful completion of college courses. 

When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit. 

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Learners Edge offers over 100 relevant and engaging continuing education courses to help meet your requirements. Check out a few of our new courses! 

5203: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with You (3 credits)  

5139: Coaching Your Students to Action Using the Feedback Loop (3 credits)  

5138: Innovative Strategies for Every Classroom (3 credits)  

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Georgia 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 Georgia license renewal process. See the Georgia Department of Education for complete GA teacher relicensure information.