CEU Guidelines & FAQ

  • 2019 Renewal Announcement

     

    Due to the current CEU processing volume and the number of ways CEUs were able to be submitted, please submit all applicable CEU documentation in a HARD COPY format, via courier to ‘Blaire Traywick @ PDC’. Please do not submit via Google or email. Incomplete submissions cannot be processed. 

      

    General Renewal Information:

    ~The North Carolina Professional Educator's Continuing License must be renewed every five years. (The 3-year Professional Educator's Initial License is non-renewable). The renewal process ensures that professional educators licensed as school personnel continually update their professional knowledge.

    ~Each professional educator’s license holder is responsible for knowing and satisfying his or her license renewal requirements.

    ~For a Professional Educator's License to remain current, all credit must be earned by the expiration date of the existing Professional Educator's License.

    ~To renew an expired Professional Educator's Continuing License, please contact a UCPS Licensure Specialist for details and requirements.

    ~The window of time for annual renewal is April 15th through June 30th of the year that a license expires. 

    ~All updates and renewals are completed via the NCDPI Online Licensure System. (Log in tip: an account should have been created with a personal email address; not a work email address.)

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions:   

     

    ~How many CEU credits do I need to renew my teaching license? ("Teaching license" includes instructional support personnel.)

    Credits* Required to Renew Continuing Licenses Expiring On or After June 30, 2019:


    Grades K-8

    • 3 Academic Subject Area – Aligned to NC Professional Teaching Standards 3 and 4
    • 3 Literacy** - As defined in GS 115C-296
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies

    Grades 9-12

    • 3 Academic Subject Area – Aligned to NC Professional Teaching Standards 3 and 4
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General

    Administrators

    • 3 Executive's Role - Aligned with the expectations of the North Carolina School Executive Standards 2, 4, and 5; focused on the school executive's role as instructional, human resources, and managerial leader
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General

    Teachers earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification or completing the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process receive 8 renewal credits. Educators who complete the ten-year national board renewal cycle may earn 2 credits. 


    *Renewal requirements are subject to change based on NC State Board of Education policy updates.

    **As a condition of employment per NC State Board of Education (NCSBE) Policy LICN-005, LEAs reserve the right to assign literacy requirements for any educator. 

     

    ~What documentation is needed to process and receive credit for the professional development events/courses I have taken? How are the number of CEUs calculated/determined? 

    Type of PD

    Documentation Needed*

    Number of possible CEUs

    College/University Course Transcript 1.5 CEUs/credit hour
    UCPS PD Event Determined by Facilitator
    Roster submitted by Facilitator
    .1 CEU/1 hour
    UCPS NCEES Course Determined by Facilitator
    Roster submitted by Facilitator
    .1 CEU/1 hour
    Approved Non-UCPS PD Event** Agenda
    Certificate of completion
    PD Reflection form
    .1 CEU/1 hour
    Non-UCPS NCEES Course No documentation needed
    Rosters will be generated the first week of each month for the courses completed during the previous month
    .1 CEU/1 hour
    Non-College/Non-University Online Course Syllabus
    Certificate of completion
    PD Reflection form
    .05 CEU/1 hour
     *Incomplete submissions cannot be processed. Anyone seeking CEUs that attended a professional development course/event must turn in required documentation within 6 weeks of completion (yet, if applicable, before the continuing license expiration date) to receive credit.
     
    ~Where can I find the Professional Development Reflection Form? (This is the only reflection form to be used for UCPS or Non-UCPS PD events.)
     
    ~How many CEUs can I receive if I have completed National Board certification?
    Completion of National Board meets all of one’s renewal credits for one cycle (currently 8 CEUs). All of the CEUs can be rolled over to the next cycle if minimum requirements have already been met for the current cycle.
     
    ~How many hours of follow-up assignments do I need? 
    Follow up assignments are approved and documented by the event instructor or the principal. Follow up assignments accrue at a rate of two hours of  non-face-to-face homework equals one hour of face-to-face instruction.
     
    ~How many CEUs can I earn for a college course?
    Semester courses accrue at a rate of one hour equals 1.5 CEUs.   
     
    ~How many CEUs can I earn for a one-day Professional Development event?
    A one day, face-to-face Professional Development event earns 0.6 CEUs.
     
    ~How many CEUs can I earn for an online course?
    Online course sponsored by NCEES, NCDPI, or a college/university generally earn full credit. All others earn half credit.
     
    ~**How do I gain prior-approval for or to register to receive CEUs for a non-UCPS staff development opportunity in Staff Development Manager 2.0? 
    To register to receive CEUs for a non-UCPS staff development opportunity in Staff Development Manager 2.0, click here for instructions in a document format or here for a video
     
    ~How do I check my CEU history? 
    CEU-history may be viewed in HRMS (intranet only). Please read: How to check my CEU history in HRMS (official site)After reading the information in the previous link, then click on HRMS link  in the list of links on the left side of UCPS's Staff Development webpage.  Please know that your PD transcript in True North Logic/NCEES notes only the PD/courses completed in TNL/NCEES. HRMS is the official record for your CEU history.