4 AAC 12.405 - Renewal of certificates

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) A certificate issued under 4 AAC 12.345, 4 AAC 12.355, or 4 AAC 12.360 may be renewed any number of times by completing three semester hours of credit in one or more subjects determined by the department under 4 AAC 12.305(b) (5), and three semester hours of upper division or graduate credit, or the equivalent of semester hours in trimester or quarter hours or other equivalent, as determined by the department, earned during the life of the certificate. The six credits required for renewal under this subsection must be
(1) related to the certificated person's employment at the time of renewal, if that employment requires a certificate;
(2) related to the certificated person's endorsement area under 4 AAC 12.395; or
(3) a required element of a program that will lead to an endorsement under 4 AAC 12.395 that the certificated person seeks to acquire.
(b) In addition to the requirements of (a) of this section, a certificate may not be renewed unless the applicant
(1) supplies
(A) one completed fingerprint card, with fingerprinting performed by a law enforcement agency or a person who has been trained in recording fingerprints, for separate submittal to the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the department will accept a name-based criminal history background check on an applicant from the agency performing the background check if the requirements of AS 14.20.020(j) are met; and
(B) the fee for the criminal background check in the amount charged by the Department of Public Safety as set out in 13 AAC 68.900;
(2) successfully passes the criminal background check in accordance with AS 14.20.020 and 4 AAC 12.300; and
(3) has met the requirements of 4 AAC 12.397(a).
(c) A professional teacher certificate issued under 4 AAC 12.305(b) may be renewed by compliance with (a) and (b) of this section, and compliance with any academic or other training designated by the department under 4 AAC 12.305(b) (5).
(d) A master teacher certificate issued under 4 AAC 12.305(c) may be renewed by compliance with (a), (b), and (c) of this section, and by maintenance of certification under 4 AAC 12.305(c)(2)(A) or (B).
(e) In place of the requirements contained in (b) of this section, the applicant may provide proof of current employment that requires a teacher certificate in a public school of this state.
(f) An initial teacher certificate under 4 AAC 12.305(a) may not be renewed.
(g) A special services certificate (Type C) endorsed in "school psychology" may be renewed any number of times if an applicant provides evidence of completion of a minimum of 90 contact hours in the areas of assessment, evaluation, intervention, program planning, program development, or staff or program administration in
(1) accredited college or university course work;
(2) workshops, seminars, or institutes;
(3) school district or university sponsored in-service training programs;
(4) college training; or
(5) workshop or seminar teaching.
(h) The department will not collect processing fees for the non-academic credits earned though workshops, seminars, or institutes under (g)(2) of this section.

Notes

4 AAC 12.405
Eff. 9/29/2005, Register 175; am 9/2/2011, Register 199; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016

The subject matter of 4 AAC 12.405 was formerly located at 4 AAC 12.075. The history note for 4 AAC 12.405 does not reflect the history of the earlier section.

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.20.020

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