Certification Renewals

Renewing Your Credentials

  • You can renew your credentials if your certificate has not been expired more than six months.  If your certificate did expire more than 6 months prior, please submit an application for new credentials.
  • There are technically no "renewals" of a CHRC (background check), so please submit a new credential application.
  • Please note that if you work in a Maine Public School, you will have a Support Chair that will recommend you for renewal.  Please work with that individual as Maine School Districts may have additional expectations.
  • If you need to submit transcripts or contact hours, please be sure you have them prepared for upload as PDF documents.

Educator Renewal Requirements

Classes must be relative to the Education Industry
  Semester Hours   Contact Hours
Teachers/Specialists 6 or 90
Education Technicians 3 or 45

Non-Refundable Fees

 

Initial Application

Additional Endorsements

Renewal Application

Lapsed Certificate Reinstatement

Lapsed Additional Endorsements

Administrator

$200

$200

$200

$200

$200

Specialist

$100

$100

$100

$100

$100

Teacher

$100

$35 each additional endorsement

$100 for all endorsements being renewed at one time

$100

$35 each additional endorsement

Education Technician

$25

N/A

$25

$25

N/A

Positions only needing fingerprint clearance (CHRC)

$15

N/A

$15

N/A

N/A