Reinstatement

​How do I reinstate my expired Maryland Professional Teaching Certificate?

There are 2 ways in which an educator may reinstate an expired professional MD certificate:

 ​1. Present 6 semester hours of acceptable credit*

*​Acceptable credit is credit that is:
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 2. Present a valid professional certificate issued by a      member state and verification of 3 years of                    satisfactory experience within the last 7 years 

To request reinstatement of your certificate, please submit the following:
  • A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth and personal email address.
  •  Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer or MSDE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits earned within the past five (5) years (Option 1).  
  • A copy of your active professional certificate and verification​ of 3 years of satisfactory​ experience within the last 7 years (Option 2​).​

Documents may be mailed to:
                Maryland State Department of Education
                Certification Branch
                200 W. Baltimore Street
                Baltimore, MD 21201

Document may be sent electronically to certdocuments.msde@maryland.gov
(Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service.  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.​​)

MD Historical Certificate Areas

A certificate area that is no longer issued may not be reinstated

Reinstatement requirements are outlined in

Attention School Counselors:

School/Guidance counselors who wish to reinstate a certificate after July 1, 2021, must present 6 acceptable credits, which shall include:

  • One hour of coursework; or
  • One CPD; or
  • An equivalent number of CEUs that addresses the following:

(a) The need for intervention or referral in response to indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress, including, but not limited to:
    • Depression;
    • Trauma;
    • Violence;
    • Youth Suicide; and
    • Substance Abuse.

(b) The identification of professional resources and best practices for distributing resources to parents or guardians to help students in crisis.

Visit our School Counselor Renewal Requirements page for further information