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Certificate renewal applications due July 1

Teachers whose certificates expire July 1 of this year are strongly encouraged to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible. Early application ensures optimal processing. Processing time is typically four to six weeks, but during the summer months, can take up to 10 weeks. By waiting too long, teachers risk not having their certificate updated before the start of the school year.

State regulations require educators whose certificates have lapsed to obtain six university transcripted credits to renew.

The Teacher 411 system at http://teacher411.sd.gov lists information from teachers’ certification records, including the expiration date and core content teaching assignments that teachers are qualified to accept. Click here for more information or to apply online. Questions can be directed to certification@state.sd.us.

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