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:
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: