Continuing Education Requirements:
An Initial License is valid for 4 years, unless revoked, and may not be renewed. During the term of the Initial License, individuals are required to participate in mentoring (within the school) and other prescribed professional development activities offered by the Department and by the school district or charter school or other employing authority in which they are employed. In addition, individuals must receive at least 2 successful evaluations.
A Continuing License is valid for 5 years and requires 90 hours of professional development for renewal. Each educator is responsible for obtaining any necessary approvals from his or her employer before participating in a professional development activity, although NASP approved CPD hours are generally accepted towards renewal. 1 semester hour is equal to 15 CPD hours.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
CE4Less is not an approved provider for NASP. However, NASP does accept up to 25 credit hours from “Self-Study” that don’t need NASP approval.
Sequenced Programs are self-studies developed and published to provide training in specific knowledge or skill areas. A test is typically given at the end of the course and usually a certificate of completion is issued. This can include courses taken on the Internet.
25 CPD credits may be earned from CE4Less.com, since our courses are considered sequenced programs. You should be able to answer “yes” to the following four questions about the course you take:
- Did the activity enhance or upgrade my professional skills or add to my knowledge base?
- Was the activity relevant to the professional practice of school psychology?
- Did the activity fit into my personal plan for continuing professional development?
- Did the activity go beyond the ordinary aspects of my employment?
You can view this information under “Category H: Self-Study” at the NASP website: http://www.nasponline.org/certification/renew_cpdcategories.aspx