Certificate Renewal for Nevada Teachers

 

Certificate Renewal for Nevada Teachers

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Provisional License

Validity

A non-renewable/provisional license is valid for three (3) years and issued to an educator who has certain deficiencies in coursework, or testing but is otherwise qualified for licensure in Nevada. The deficiencies will appear as provisions on the license, which must be satisfied prior to the expiration date in order to upgrade the license to a standard or professional license.

Renewal

A Non-Renewable/provisional Educator License may be upgraded to a Standard or Professional License once all provisions on the license have been satisfied. Test scores showing satisfaction of all provisions must be submitted through OPAL along with a completed renewal application. Original transcripts showing passage of required coursework must be submitted to our office at our mailing address or via e-Script to: transcripts@doe.nv.gov

Please note that renewal credits or hours are NOT required for persons holding a “Non-Renewable/Provisional” license at the time that they are converting this license type to a Standard or Professional License.

Standard License

Validity

A standard license may be issued to an educator who has met all requirements for licensure in Nevada and does not hold a graduate degree. It is valid for five (5) years.

Renewals for licenses issued on or before June 30, 2019:

Renewal requirements may be completed utilizing:

• 15 hours per year of professional development (new system); and/or
• 6 credits with each credit counting for 15 hours (previous system).
• The required total is 90 hours of professional development obtained during the course of the licensure period.

Renewals for licenses issued on or after July 1, 2019:

Repealed the requirements of NAC 391.075 to remove the restrictions imposed on activities and allow flexibility in obtaining professional development for licensure renewal.

Updated the renewal requirements for educator licenses in NAC 391.065 requiring 15 hours per year of professional development or the equivalent of in-service training.

15 hours can be earned by:

• Allows for people with masters or more advanced degrees to have taught one (1) or more courses per year at a regionally accredited college or university in a subject that the licensee holds a license or endorsement area with a letter from their supervisor or department head attesting to the course(s) being taught.
• Allows for coursework completed at a regionally accredited college or university in any subject directly related to the profession of education or the area for which the license is endorsed.
• Allows for people with occupational licenses directly related to their license or endorsement areas to use the professional development hours to retain those occupational licenses as hours of professional development for their educator licenses.
• Allows for completion of the National Board (or successor organization) with a valid copy of the Certificate provided to the NDE at the time of renewal.
• Allows for people to develop and deliver in-service training(s) within their field(s) of specialization with a letter from their supervisor or department head attesting to the training(s) having been provided.
• Allows for coursework completed online with a certificate showing the number of contact hours to complete the online course.
• Allows for attending In-service training
• Obtained at any time (even during working/contracted hours).
• Provided by any person or entity including without limitation, a college, university, school or school district, regional training program as defined in NRS 391A.105, employee organization, or educational conference with a certificate or letter from provider showing the number of contact hours for activity.
• If the licensee is unable to complete the requirements during a calendar year, they are allowed a 1-year carry over into the next year. - For example - if they cannot complete 15 hours of professional development in year 2 of their licensure, they may complete 30 hours in year 3 of licensure.

Does not require substitute teachers to obtain professional development hours.
Does not require provisional license holders to obtain professional development hours.

Professional License

Validity

A professional license may be issued to an educator who has earned a master’s or more advanced degree or has earned National Board Certification, has at least three years of verifiable full-time teaching experience, and has met all other requirements for licensure. A professional license is valid for six (6) years with a master’s degree, eight years (8) with an Education Specialist degree, or up to ten years (10) with a doctorate.

Renewals for licenses issued on or before June 30, 2019:

Renewal requirements may be completed utilizing:

• 15 hours per year of professional development (new system); and/or
• 6 credits with each credit counting for 15 hours (previous system).
• The required total is 90 hours of professional development obtained during the course of the licensure period.

Renewals for licenses issued on or after July 1, 2019:

Repealed the requirements of NAC 391.075 to remove the restrictions imposed on activities and allow flexibility in obtaining professional development for licensure renewal.

Updated the renewal requirements for educator licenses in NAC 391.065 requiring 15 hours per year of professional development or the equivalent of in-service training.

15 hours can be earned by:

• Allows for people with masters or more advanced degrees to have taught one (1) or more courses per year at a regionally accredited college or university in a subject that the licensee holds a license or endorsement area with a letter from their supervisor or department head attesting to the course(s) being taught.
• Allows for coursework completed at a regionally accredited college or university in any subject directly related to the profession of education or the area for which the license is endorsed.
• Allows for people with occupational licenses directly related to their license or endorsement areas to use the professional development hours to retain those occupational licenses as hours of professional development for their educator licenses.
• Allows for completion of the National Board (or successor organization) with a valid copy of the Certificate provided to the NDE at the time of renewal.
• Allows for people to develop and deliver in-service training(s) within their field(s) of specialization with a letter from their supervisor or department head attesting to the training(s) having been provided.
• Allows for coursework completed online with a certificate showing the number of contact hours to complete the online course.
• Allows for attending In-service training
• Obtained at any time (even during working/contracted hours).
• Provided by any person or entity including without limitation, a college, university, school or school district, regional training program as defined in NRS 391A.105, employee organization, or educational conference with a certificate or letter from provider showing the number of contact hours for activity.
• If the licensee is unable to complete the requirements during a calendar year, they are allowed a 1-year carry over into the next year. - For example - if they cannot complete 15 hours of professional development in year 2 of their licensure, they may complete 30 hours in year 3 of licensure.

Does not require substitute teachers to obtain professional development hours.
Does not require provisional license holders to obtain professional development hours.

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[content updated July 2021]