Missouri State Requirements

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The classification, Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) or Initial Career Education Certificate (ICEC), is valid for four years from the date of issuance. To upgrade to a Career Continuous Professional Certificate (CCPC) or Continuous Career Education Certificate (CCEC), (both valid for 99 years) you must do the following:

  • Complete four years of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved teaching experience.
  • Participate in a district-provided mentoring program for two years.
  • Successfully complete 30 contact hours of professional development for an IPC upgrade; successfully complete 90 contact hours of professional development for an ICEC upgrade. This may include college credits.
  •  Participate in a beginning teacher assistance program offered by a Missouri college or university, Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC), or professional teacher organization such as MNEA or MSTA
  • Successfully participate in your employing school's annual Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.
  • Develop and implement a professional development plan that is on file with the district.

If you have questions about teacher professional development requirements for your specific situation:

If you are not currently teaching and your certificate has expired or will expire soon

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

1 graduate credit = 15 PD contact hours



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