Recertification Information


      1. Once all clock hour (or other) requirements have been met, applicants should go to the website for the “Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board” PELSB to enter the Online License Renewal System.   
      2. On the first visit to the Online Licensing System, applicants should be sure to have a Google account ready to assign to PELSB's websites.   
      3. In order to log in, applicants will need their file folder and license number.  Instructions are on the website and the easiest way to access the information is by looking at the license itself.  If the applicant cannot find a copy of their license, a file is kept at Central Admin.  Please contact the secretary for the Superintendent, Mary Marciniak, for further assistance.  ([email protected])  
      4. Applicants should follow the step-by-step instructions offered in the Online Licensing System.   
      5. Once a license has been updated with the State of MN for the next renewal cycle, applicants must submit a copy of the updated license to the secretary for the Superintendent, Mary Marciniak! ([email protected]) Simply email a copy of the license and include the updated file folder number in the email for accurate record-keeping

        Note: If an applicant is unsure if they have met State requirements or if CEU’s are still being processed, the License Renewal system provides detailed information on clock hours that have been approved and completed.  All other inquiries should go to the Continuing Education Building Representatives.  

        Instructions for Tier 1 Renewal:

        First log in and verify you have an account on the Online Licensing System through PELSB. 

        In addition, Tier 1 teachers (each year) must:  

        • Attempt (but not necessarily pass) the MTLE content exam aligned with the content field to be instructed (if available).  
        • Complete Cultural Competency Training (to be reported to a building administrator)  
        • Be evaluated by a building administrator through ISD #94’s evaluation method  
        • Participate with on-going Mentorship with another teacher (assigned by the applicant’s building administrator)  


        Tier 2 will need to reflect progress toward Tier 3 upon renewal  

        (details can be found in the Continuing Ed. Handbook)   

      In addition, State Rule requires PELSB to “accept applications for a [Tier 1 or 2] teaching license beginning July 1 of the school year for which the license is requested.”  Tier 3 and 4 applicants (which include the vast majority of teachers) must apply for renewal by or before June 30th of the year of renewal.   

      Note: For issues concerning unconventional paths toward licensure (e.g. course completion and student teaching through an accredited college/university), licensed staff (Tier 1-4) should contact PELSB to ensure that process and procedures are followed for certification to be complete and accepted.