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Teacher Recertification

Certificate Types and Requirements

Standard Teaching Certificate Renewal

The Standard Teaching Certificate is a five-year teaching certificate with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year.

Standard Teaching Certificate Renewal

Progressing to the Professional Teaching Certificate

The Professional Teaching Certificate is valid for up to 5 years and may be applied for any time requirements are met. 

Progressing to the Professional Teaching Certificate

Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal

The Professional Teaching Certificate is a five-year teaching certificate with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year.

Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal

Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate

The Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate is available to individuals who hold a Professional Teaching Certificate and recognizes an educator's teaching experience and advanced skills and training in master teaching and/or teacher leadership. The certificate is valid for up to 5 years.

Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate

Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal

The Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate (APC) is valid for 5 years and each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year.

Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal

Teacher Recertification Resources

Return to the Profession

Learn more about renewing your Michigan Teaching Certificate if it has expired or you have been teaching out-of-state.

Return to the Profession

Reading Coursework

Learn more about the reading coursework required for Michigan Teacher Certification.

Recertification Without Educator Evaluation in Response to  COVID-19

Learn about how a "No Eval Emergency Order" evaluation in the 2019-20 academic year impacts your certificate.

Recertification Without Educator Evaluations in Response to COVID-19