April 18, 2014

Certificate Renewal

Renewal application is for educators who are renewing a current South Dakota certificate, updating a lapsed certificate, or requesting a one-year extension.

Additional authorizations may also be added at this time.

It is critical to submit an accurate email address with your application. Once your application has been finalized, you will be emailed a printable certificate.

A $18.00 one-year certificate is issued to applicants who need additional time to complete certification credit requirements.

A $36.00 five-year certificate is issued to applicants who completed all renewal requirements.

A $60.00 one-time 10-year certificate is issued to an applicant who completed an advanced degree or National Board Teacher Certification. The certificate’s expiration date will be 10 years from the year the advanced degree or National Board Certification was awarded.

A $24.00 one-time 10-year certificate can be issued to an applicant who completed an advanced degree or National Board Teacher Certification prior to March 2006. The certificate’s expiration date will be 10 years from the year the advanced degree or National Board Certification was awarded.

*** ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

Items needed to complete this application:
Renewing a current South Dakota certificate
  • Documentation of required credits
  • Praxis II test scores (optional)
Updating a lapsed certificate:
  • Official university/college transcripts verifying completion of six credits obtained within the past five-years
  • Praxis II test scores (optional)
Requesting a one-time 10-year
  • Official transcript showing advanced degree or
  • Verification of National Board Certification