Initial Certification Time Extension
Initial certification expires after 5 years. Once you have 3 years of teaching experience (which may include any experience received before or during your Master’s degree), you can apply for Professional certification.
If you have not completed 3 years of teaching experience, you can extend your Initial certification one time for 3 years. The start date of the 3-year time extension is the day after the certificate expiration date, not the date that the time extension is issued.
Applications for time extensions will not be accepted more than 6 months before the expiration date of the certificate.
The application fee is $50 and non-refundable.
You can apply by logging into your Teach account and clicking on the link “Apply for a Time Extension.”