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.
  • You can find free renewal webinars here

Educator Renewal Requirements

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

Non-Refundable Fees

 

Renewal Application

Lapsed Certificate Reinstatement

Lapsed Additional Endorsements

Administrator

$200

$200

$200

Specialist

$100

$100

$100

Teacher

$100 for all endorsements being renewed at one time

$100

$35 each additional endorsement

Education Technician

$25

$25

N/A

Positions only needing fingerprint clearance (CHRC)

$15

N/A

N/A