Certification

Reissuance of an Expired Initial Classroom Teacher and School Building Leader Certificates


Reissuance of an Expired Initial Classroom Teacher

If your Initial certificate has not expired, we suggest you apply for the Initial Reissuance within the last 6 months of your Initial and when you believe you have met all requirements.

If your Initial certificate is expired, you may apply for the Initial Reissuance when you have met the requirements.

Initial Classroom Teacher or School Building Leader certificates may be reissued once for five years if:

    • Classroom teacher: Re-take and achieve a satisfactory score on the NYS Teacher Certification Examination, Content Specialty Test(s) in the area(s) required for the certificate sought, within one year of applying for the reissuance of your Initial certificate.

    • Initial School Building Leader: Re-take and achieve a satisfactory score on the NYS School Building Leader exam, Part 1 and Part 2 within one year of applying for the reissuance of your Initial certificate.

 

Reissuance of an Expired School Building Leader Certificates


The Initial School Building Leader certificate may be reissued for a second time if:

  • Experience: If you have met all requirements for the professional School Building Leader certificate except the three years of school building leader experience and you have been employed in a school district or BOCES to provide Instructional Support Services (ISS) as per section 80-5.21 during three of the last five years.
  • Professional Development(PD) or Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE): You have completed 75 hours of acceptable PD or 50 hours of acceptable Continuing Teacher and Leader Education as prescribed in part 80-3.6 within the 365 days prior to or 365 days subsequent to applying to the Department for the reissuance of your Initial certificate.
  • Examination: Re-take and achieve a satisfactory score on the NYS School Building Leader exam, Part 1 and Part 2 within one year of applying for the reissuance of your Initial certificate.
Last Updated: February 22, 2018