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Feb. 2017  
 

  Need to renew your certificate this year? 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. For more information or to apply online, visit the Department of Education website. Questions can be directed to certification@state.sd.us.

NOTE: If the state Board of Education adopts, and the Legislature’s Rules Review Committee approves, proposed certification rule changes, rule changes that DO NOT impose increased requirements on educators go into effect on July 1, 2017.

If the state Board of Education adopts, and the Legislature’s Rules Review Committee approves, proposed certification rule changes, rule changes that DO impose increased requirements on educators go into effect on July 1, 2019.

Find more information about proposed rule changes on the Certification: Proposed Rule Changes webpage.

 
 
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