​How do I reinstate my expired Maryland Professional Certificate?

To reinstate your expired professional certificate, please submit an application through The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH).  There are two pathways to reinstatement:

  1. Present 6 semester hours of acceptable credit*

    *​Acceptable credit is credit that is:

    • Earned or taught at a regionally accredited college/university or through Maryland approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits*​; and
    • Related to a school assignment; and
    • Earned within the past 5 years​​; and
    • Earned in required reading coursework** if not already completed (teaching areas only).
*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

MD Historical Certificate Areas

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

Reinstatement requirements are outlined in:

COMAR 13A.12.01.12

​Attention School Counselors:

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

  • One semester hour of coursework; or
  • One CPD; or
  • An equivalent number of CEUs that addresses the following:
    1. 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.
    2. 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