Memorandum to Educators who hold a Maryland Educator Certificate with an Expiration Date of July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021.
An applicant who receives a certificate is responsible for initiating the renewal of the certificate.
Renewal requirements are outlined in
Renewal Requirements- PDF
On October 6, 2016, regulations were adopted that established additional renewal/reinstatement requirements for school counselors.
Upon renewal/reinstatement of a certificate in school counseling, an individual must present 6 acceptable credits, which shall include:
Policy allows school counselors who currently hold a valid certificate one full renewal cycle prior to having to meet this requirement. Those who were issued a certificate on or after January 1, 2017 and choose to accelerate the renewal of their certificate to the next professional level must present the requirements outlined above.
School Counselor Renewal Requirements page for more information.
If you hold a certification in the area of Blind/Visually Impaired, credit toward renewal must include maintenance of knowledge of Braille code.
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