​​​​​​​​Educator ​Certification > Certificate Renewal ​FAQs: Certificate Renewal​
  
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If I meet the requirements to CONTINUE/REINSTATE my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate, will that also continue my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate?

No.

Professional Educator3/30/2015 10:31 AM
What is a Professional Learning Unit (PLU)?

​A PLU is a content driven, long-term unit of professional study for individuals seeking renewal of certification in areas of administration and/or supervision.

Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:26 AM
If I meet the requirements to CONTINUE/REINSTATE my renewable Career and Technical Certificate, will that also continue my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate?

​No.

Career and Technical3/30/2015 10:53 AM
Where can I find the CONTINUATION requirements for my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate?

Click here ​to find the continuation requirements on Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate).  Please read the appropriate sections carefully.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 10:31 AM
How are PLUs documented for renewal?

​PLUs are verified in the individual's Software Technology Incorporated Professional Development (STI PD) training history report and earned through the Alabama Council for Leadership Development (ACLD), an Alabama public school system, or an Alabama non-public school system. Individuals who do not have an STI PD account should contact the STI PD Specialist in the Technology Initiatives Section of this Department, at (334) 353-4285, for assistance with establishing an STI PD account.

Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:24 AM
Where can I find the CONTINUATION requirements for my renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

Click here ​to find the continuation requirements on Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate).  Please read the appropriate sections carefully.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Career and Technical3/30/2015 10:56 AM
Where can I find the options to CONTINUE my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate?

​There are six options to continue your Alabama Professional Educator Certificate.  Click here to find the options on Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate).

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 10:31 AM
Where can I find information about earning PLUs?

​Information about earning PLUs may be obtained on the Web site of the Leadership and Evaluation Section of this Department at www.leadershipalsde.com or by contacting personnel in that office at (334) 242-9962.

Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:27 AM
Where can I find the options to CONTINUE my renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

​There are five options to continue your renewable Career and Technical Certificate.  Click here to find the options on Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate).

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Career and Technical3/30/2015 10:58 AM
Where can I find information regarding allowable clock hours of professional development, professional educational work experience, and allowable credit (coursework) that can be used towards CONTINUING my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate?

Click here to view Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate) for information.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 10:32 AM
If I meet the requirements to CONTINUE my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate, will that also continue my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate and renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

​Yes.

 

Individuals continuing a renewable Career and Technical Certificate may also have a licensure requirement to meet. 

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:41 AM
Where can I find information regarding allowable clock hours of professional development, professional educational work experience, and allowable credit (coursework) that can be used towards CONTINUING my renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

Click here to view Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate) for information.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Career and Technical3/30/2015 10:59 AM
Where can I find the REINSTATEMENT requirements for my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate?

Click here ​to find the reinstatement requirements on Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate).  Please read the appropriate sections carefully.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 10:32 AM
Where can I find the CONTINUATION requirements for my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate?

Click here ​to find the continuation requirements on Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate).  Please read the appropriate sections carefully.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:42 AM
Where can I find the REINSTATEMENT requirements for my renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

Click here ​to find the reinstatement requirements on Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate).  Please read the appropriate sections carefully.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Career and Technical3/30/2015 11:01 AM
What are my options to REINSTATE if my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate has expired for LESS THAN 12 months?

​​There are four options to reinstate your Alabama Professional Educator Certificate if it has expired for less than 12 months.  Click here to find the options on Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate).

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 10:46 AM
Where can I find the options to CONTINUE my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate?

​Professional Leadership Certificates and/or Professional Educator Certificates in areas of administration and/or supervision may be continued with 5 PLUs.  Click here to view Application Part 1 of 2 (Valid Certificate) for information.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:42 AM
Where can I find information regarding allowable clock hours of professional development and allowable credit (coursework) that can be used towards REINSTATING my renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

Click here to view Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate) for information.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Career and Technical3/30/2015 11:06 AM
Where can I find information regarding allowable clock hours of professional development and allowable credit (coursework) that can be used towards REINSTATING my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate?

Click here to view Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate) for information.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 2:36 PM
If I meet the requirements to REINSTATE my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate, through the PLU option, will that also reinstate my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate and renewable Career and Technical Certificate?

​Yes, if the Alabama Professional Educator Certificate(s) or renewable Career and Technical Certificate(s) has expired for less than 12 months.

 

Individuals reinstating a renewable Career and Technical Certificate may also have a licensure requirement to meet. 

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 

 

Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:42 AM
What do I do if my Alabama Professional Educator Certificate has expired for MORE THAN 12 months?

​If your certificate has expired for more than 12 months the ONLY option to reinstate your Alabama Professional Educator Certificate is to obtain a passing score on the current Alabama-approved Praxis II test(s)  for each area of certification in which reinstatement is sought. The test administration date must be after the most recent expiration date of the certificate to be reinstated.

 

This option is not available if your expired certificate is in an area of certification for which there is no current Alabama-approved Praxis II test.  For those areas, one of the other reinstatement options must be met.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Educator3/30/2015 2:36 PM
Where can I find the REINSTATEMENT requirements for my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate?

Click here to find the reinstatement requirements on Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate).  Please read the appropriate sections carefully.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:45 AM
What are my options if my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate has expired for LESS THAN 12 months?

​There are two options to reinstate your Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate if it has expired for less than 12 months.  Click here to find the options on Application Part 1 of 2 (Expired Certificate).

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Leadership3/30/2015 10:48 AM
What do I do if my Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate has expired for MORE THAN 12 months?

​If your certificate has expired for more than 12 months the ONLY option to reinstate your Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate is to obtain a passing score on the current Alabama-approved Praxis II test(s)  for each area of certification in which reinstatement is sought. The test administration date must be after the most recent expiration date of the certificate to be reinstated.

 

This option is not available if your expired certificate is in an area of certification for which there is no current Alabama-approved Praxis II test.  For those areas, one of the other reinstatement options must be met.

 

This response is based on current requirements and requirements are subject to change.  Individuals must meet requirements in effect on the date the application and fee are received in the Educator Certification Section. 
Professional Leadership3/30/2015 2:34 PM
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