Louisiana State Requirements

Louisiana Teaching License Renewal

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Level 1 Professional Teaching Certificates may be renewed once after its first three-year period.

To move to Level 2, you must:

  • Complete three years of Louisiana teaching experience in your certification area and have three years of positive evaluations by your school district. You must also pass the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program.

Once you hold a Level 2 or Level 3 Professional Teaching Certificate:

  • You must complete 150 clock hours (CLU) of professional development during the five years between certificate renewals.

You may earn one CLU for each clock hour of active engagement in a district- or system-approved professional development activity. You are responsible for maintaining records of your CLUs.

Reinstatement of Certification

If you have a period of five consecutive calendar years in which you served as a teacher of record for at least 90 consecutive days, your Louisiana teaching certificate is considered to have lapsed. In order to have your certificate reinstated, you must prove that you have completed six approved semester hours of coursework. A list of approved courses for reinstatement may be found here. Before your certificate will be reinstated, you must file using the renewal form, pay the reinstatement fee, and provide all official college transcript(s) proving you have completed these courses.

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

1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour

 

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