Renewal Requirements for Standard Professional II License

All SPII license holders will need 7.5 CEUs per 5-year renewal cycle.  The following requirements apply to individuals renewing their licenses on or after August 1, 2011.  Credit is no longer given for teaching experience.  For a license to remain current, all credit must be earned by the expiration date of the existing license.  DPI is now enforcing the $55 processing fee for anyone who fails to renew their license by the expiration date.

1 Literacy Credit 1 Academic Subject Credit 3 Principal Credits (instructional, human resources,
and managerial leadership)
General Credits
K-12 Teachers 5.5
School Based Principals/Assistant Principals 4.5
Media Coordinators, Social Workers,
Guidance Counselors, Psychologists,
Speech Pathologists hired prior to 7-1-11


  • Speech Pathologists hired after 7-1-11 will follow their Board of Examiners requirements.
  • Teachers earning National Board Certification may receive 7.5 renewal credits.
  • Teachers who are in the 10-year National Board renewal cycle may earn 2 credits (1 for literacy and 1 for academic).
  • National Board Credits cannot be split between two cycles.  They can be used within the current cycle or carried over in full to the next renewal cycle.  A written request must be submitted to Human Resources noting which renewal cycle to post National Board Credits.

The State Board’s policy (TCP-A-005) addressing renewal requirements is available online at (click on NCSBE Policy Manual Table of Contents and then click on the link for TCP series).

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