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CPDU Requirements

Educator’s Degree Status   CPDUs for 5 Years   Special Ed (Purpose E) CPDUs
No advanced degree   120 CPDUs   20% (24)
One advanced degree   80 CPDUs   20% (16)
More than one advanced degree   40 CPDUs   20% (8)
Master teaching certificate (NBCT)   40 CPDUs [over 10 years]   20% (8)
  • If the educator’s advanced degree(s) is/are not listed on your ECS screen (under Degrees), the ECS online program will not recognize the reduced CPDU requirement and will send a message stating the educator has not met his/her professional development requirement.
  • At least 50% (25% with an advanced degree) must relate to Purpose A.  All education courses can be counted as Purpose A.  A graduate credit semester hour equals 15 CPDUs.
  • Special Ed teachers must have 50% of their CPDUs relate to special education (Purpose E).  The activity does not need to have the words "Special Ed" in the title. Most curriculum work is Purpose E if it attends to students with disabilities.
SPECIAL NOTE: 
As of July 1, 2008, staff members using a Type 73 certificate (i.e. counselor, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or speech pathologist) are required to submit evidence of completing 80 CPDUs for 5 years (16 CPDUs per year).

Learn more on the ISBE website:  School Service Personnel Requirements


 

REGISTRATION/RENEWAL CYCLES

Certificate Type
Registration Period
[Years]
Renewable
Comments
Administrative
Five
Yes
Generally renewable upon evidence of continuing professional development.
Initial
(Secondary or Special)
Four
Yes
Becomes invalid on the July 1 of the school year after the educator attains 4 years of teaching experience.
Master
Ten
Yes
Generally renewable upon evidence of continuing professional development.
School Service Personnel
Five
Yes
Generally renewable upon evidence of continuing professional development.
Standard
(Secondary or Special)
Five
Yes
Generally renewable upon evidence of continuing professional development.
Transitional Bilingual
Six
Yes
Renewable for one 2-year period.
Provisional
Two
No
Valid for 2 full fiscal years.  Requires new application and fee if holder has not passed all required exams by June 30th following issuance.
Part-time Provisional
Two
Yes
Renewable for subsequent 2-year periods.
Provisional Vocational
Five
Yes
Generally renewable upon evidence of continuing professional development.
Temporary Provisional Vocational
One
[1st year – valid through the June 30th following the issuance date]
Yes
Renewable annually based on evidence of 3 semester hrs of college credit. Educator may hold more than one of this type of certificate.
Substitute
Four
No
 



 

Additional Information regarding Certificate Renewal


1. Since the registration on all certificates expires on June 30, all new renewal dates are shown as July 1. 
              To find out which year a certificate is up for renewal:
         a. Log into private ECS account
b. Click on "My Credentials" on the account HOME screen.
c. [next screen] Click on "Current Credentials".
d. [next screen] The "Renewal Date" can be found directly under the educator’s name in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
   
2. Although educators are not initially required to submit evidence of completion of professional development activities, it is important
  to retain all records as a certain number of certified staff each year is audited in the fall following the renewal of their certificate(s).





 
 
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