On October 6, 2016, regulations were adopted that established additional renewal requirements for school counselors.
Upon renewal of a certificate in school counseling, an individual must present 6 acceptable credits**, which must include:
When submitting coursework for this requirement, please include a course description or syllabus with your request.
Policy allows school counselors who currently hold a valid Maryland certificate one full renewal cycle prior to having to meet this requirement. Those who were issued a certificate
on or after January 1, 2017 must present the requirements outlined above, including those who choose to accelerate a renewal to the next professional certificate.
**Although CEUs are acceptable to meet the requirements above, the remaining coursework submitted for renewal must meet the following definition:
School counselors may present one course or a combination of courses to fulfill the regulation requirements.
MSDE is currently aware of the following coursework, which may be used to satisfy the requirements*:
*Courses do not require approval by the MSDE to be applied toward the requirements established in