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June 18 deadline for 50,000+ educators approaching

All educators holding Professional level educator licenses which were "recertified" on June 18, 2004, are required to renew those licenses again by June 18, 2009.  Of the potential of approximately 80,000 educators who might be renewing this June, DESE expects that approximately 30,000 have left active service or will not renew for some other reason.

Educators currently employed under their professional license must renew the license(s) every five years. For a large number of educators, the five year period expires on June 18, 2009.  Educators should look at their licenses, check the expiration date and take the appropriate steps.

MTA's Center for Education Policy and Practice will provide a workshop on Professional license renewal upon the request of local association presidents. MTA members who are unsure of the requirements for Professional license renewal should approach their local association president and ask that a workshop be scheduled. (Local association presidents received a mailing about how to request this workshop.

Resources for educators currently employed under Professional License

Recertification Regulations: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr44.html
Licensure Regulations:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr7.html
Recertification Questions & Answers: http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/qa.html
Recertification Guidelines (2000): http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/2000guidelines/guidelines.pdf
Guidelines for Reviewing, Approving and Endorsing Individual Professional Development Plans (October, 2001): http://www.doe.mass.edu/pd/01guideline/default.html
Professional License Renewal Application:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/application.pdf

Resources for educators not currently employed under Professional License

Recertification Regulations: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr44.html
Licensure Regulations:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr7.html
Recertification Questions & Answers: http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/qa.html
Recertification Guidelines (2000): http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/2000guidelines/guidelines.pdf
Guidelines for Reviewing, Approving and Endorsing Individual Professional Development Plans (October, 2001): http://www.doe.mass.edu/pd/01guideline/default.html
Professional License Renewal Application:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/recert/application.pdf

Chapter 74 License Renewal Resources

Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 74, Selected Sections and Vocational Technical Education Regulations and Guidelines:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/603cmr4.pdf
Chapter 74 Guide for Professional Vocational Technical Educator License Renewal:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/licensure/renewalguide.pdf
Vocational Technical Regulations:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr4.html?section=all