Teacher Certification Renewal
The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. It is headed by the commissioner of education. The Texas Education Agency will improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
Click here for Teacher Certification Renewal and CPE Audits - Educators holding Standard Certifications must renew every 5 years. Please see the link for further instructions on certification renewals. TEA should send a reminder to your email listed on your TEA account about 6 months prior to your certificate expiration date. Regardless of whether you get the reminder email or not, it is still your responsibility to renew your certifications BEFORE they expire. You should be able to renew your certificate as early as 90 days prior to its expiration.
Click here to log in to your TEAL login page, sign in, verify your demographic page contents, then select "Renew Standard Certification." Follow the steps as indicated. If you have more than (1) certification, please make sure to select them ALL. Failure to do so, will result in having to pay duplicate costs, so make sure you select them all the first time. The renewal costs range from $17-$32.
Human Resources tracks expiration dates of certifications on the TEA website. It's not necessary to send a new copy of your certification to HR but you can let us know it has been renewed. In addition to renewing your certification, the Texas Administrative Code references professional development requirements to renew your certificate.
TEA CERTIFICATE AUDITS
Please read this in it's entirety below.
TEA RANDOMLY PERFORMS CERTIFICATE AUDITS. TEA will contact you to let you know you've been selected for an audit. Please make sure your contact info (email and telephone number) is current on your TEA demographic page. If you miss this email because you do not check it regularly, it could result in TEA INACTIVATING YOUR CERTIFICATIONS.
Please see the information linked in this document from TEA regarding CPE requirements. If you have any questions, please contact TEA.
Per TAC §232.11 Holders of the Standard Classroom Teacher Certificate shall complete 150 clock-hours of CPE every five years.
Specific requirements are contained in TAC §232.11 of this title (relating to Requirements to Renew the Standard Classroom Teacher Certificate linked here).
An individual who holds a classroom teacher certificate cannot count more than 25% of the CPE activities toward renewal for an individual who holds a classroom teacher certificate shall include instruction in the following topics:
(A) collecting and analyzing information that will improve effectiveness in the classroom;
(B) recognizing early warning indicators that a student may be at risk of dropping out of school;
(C) digital learning, digital teaching, and integrating technology into classroom instruction;
(D) educating students with disabilities, including mental health disorders;
(E) educating students who are educationally disadvantaged;
(F) educating English language learners;
(G) educating students at risk of dropping out of school; and
(H) understanding appropriate relationships, boundaries, and communications between educators and students.
For more specific information on what qualifies as appropriate CPE credit, see TAC §232.11.
If you hold a lifetime professional or provisional certificate the requirements are different. Please refer to the linked document above for the specific requirements.
Aledo ISD Human Resources Department is always available should you have any questions or need any help at all with this process. Please contact us anytime if you have questions at 817-441-8327, ext. 1004.