Steps to renewing your certification:

  • Provisional Teacher Certification Renewal
  • Actually, the Arizona Provisional Teacher Certification is non-renewable! However, you may request an extension for two years. In order to continue teaching after this, you must apply for and receive an Arizona Standard Teacher Certification.

  • Standard Teacher Certification
  • This certification is valid for 5 years.

    • Step 1:
      You must have qualified and held a Provisional Certificate for two years.

    • Step 2:
      You must hold a current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card

    • Step 3:
      Satisfactory completion of two years in the classroom under the Provisional Teacher Certification.

  • Standard Teacher Certification Renewal

    • Step 1:
      You must have clocked 180 hours of professional development activities or 12 semester hours of educational coursework.

    • Step 2:
      You must hold a current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card

    • Step 3:
      You will need to submit an application packet containing the following contents (download application packet, Here):
      • Completed application form
      • $20* non-refundable application fee per certification
      • Official Transcripts of coursework
      • Photocopy of your Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
      • You must have District Verification of Professional Training. This is fulfilled through the signature on page two of the renewal application OR;
      • Official Transcripts of Academic Coursework from accredited institution(s).
      • * If paying by check or money order, make payable to the Arizona Department of Education.

      Send to this address:
      Arizona Department of Education - Certification Unit
      P.O. Box 6490
      Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490
      Telephone: (602) 542-4367

    • Step 4:
      Sit Back and Relax!

Learn about the requirements of another state by clicking on one of the state certification links to your left.

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