*Acceptable credit is credit that is:
Educators who hold a license from another Maryland agency or national organization, or a professional educator certification from another state, may submit the credits used to renew that credential, along with a copy of said credential, toward the reinstatement of their Maryland Educator Certificate. Required reading coursework must be earned at a regionally accredited college/university or through Maryland approved CPDs.
2. Present a valid professional certificate issued by a member state and verification of 3 years of satisfactory experience within the last 7 years
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.)
A certificate area that is no longer issued may not be reinstated.
Reinstatement requirements are outlined in:
School/Guidance counselors who wish to reinstate a certificate effective July 1, 2021, must present 6 acceptable credits, which shall include:
Visit our School Counselor Renewal Requirements page for further information
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