Continuing Education Units/Credit Hours for License Renewal
What is a Continuing Education Unit (CEU)?
Continuing Education Units can be used to renew your professional teaching license. CEUs are awarded through participation in workshops and district activities.
A CEU options chart is available under “Staff Resources - PARC/LPDC - CEUs”
10 Contact Hours = (1) CEU
3 CEUs = (1) college credit hour
How do I know if work I completed is eligible for CEUs?
Look at the CEU Options Chart. Click here to access. This document will tell you which professional activities are eligible for CEUs.
Professional activities completed must apply to your current licensure/position.
When should I submit my CEU requests?
Upon completion of professional activity is best, however, you could also submit at the end of each year. Do not wait until license renewal to submit all of your CEU requests!
What are the steps to requesting a CEU?
Download and complete the appropriate CEU request form for each professional activity. CEU request forms are available online under “Staff Resources - PARC/LPDC - CEUs”. There are two request forms available, based upon the professional activity completed. Workshop CEU Request Form and Other Activity CEU Request Form. The CEU Options Chart indicates which request form is required for each option.
Send hard copies of the following to Denise Leone at Central Office:
- Completed, appropriate request form for each CEU being requested
- Required verification for each professional activity
- Copy of current IPDP (only one copy required if submitting for more than one CEU request)
Double-check: Be sure that all forms are signed and dated.
When can I earn CEUs for license renewal?
CEUs completed during your current license effective dates will be used to renew your license. Work completed applies to the renewal of your license.
Example: If your current license is effective from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018, all CEU activities will need to be completed during that time period to be used to renew your license.
What if I am renewing my license using credit hours?
Official transcripts should be sent to Denise Leone at Central Office. No other documents are required.
How do I know that a college/university is accredited for licensure renewal?
In some instances, online courses through universities may only be used for CEU graduate credit and not graduate credit hours for salary advancement. Plain Local Schools advises its employees to verify with Denise Leone before registering for any online program. Plain Local School District is not responsible for any loss of credit/payment due to lack of verification.
Can I use both CEUs and college credit hours for license renewal?
Yes. Any combination equalling 18 CEUs/6 credit hours is acceptable toward renewal.
Example: You may have 9 CEUs and 3 credit hours that can be submitted for license renewal. However, you may NOT receive CEU and college credit for the same activity/workshop.
Does the district keep a copy of my approved CEUs?
NO! The only copy of CEU approvals will be returned to you. Plain Local Schools is not responsible for maintaining a copy of your CEUs. It is your professional responsibility to keep current records of all paperwork returned to you. PARC/LPDC recommends that you keep a personal file of all of your professional records.
If I am unable to find answers for other questions, what should I do?
If after reviewing this document, your questions are still unanswered, we suggest the following:
Review all of the links provided on the PLS website under “Staff” PARC/LPDC.
Contact a committee member as listed.
Contact Brian Matthews at Central Office.