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Idaho Teacher License Renewal Requirements

The Idaho State Department of Education requires Idaho teachers to obtain 6 Professional Development credits every 5 years to maintain teacher certification. Idaho teachers can obtain up to 3 non-university in-service clock hours to help meet this 6 credit-hour requirement. 15 clock hours are equal to 1 in-service hour.

For professional development credits to count towards renewal, The credits must:

  • Be related to your professional development as an educator
  • Be tied to the content areas for your certification
  • Must pertain to the pedagogical best practices of an educator
  • At least three semester credits of the total of six professional development credits must be taken via college or university credit courses (see below for more information on Model Teaching University partnered courses)
  • You may substitute in-service hours for up to three of the six semester credit hours required for certificate renewal. Use form B7 Inservice (below) to request approval
  • You must provide official transcripts upon request to verify credits taken through an accredited college or university.

More About Acceptable Credits (Source: Idaho.gov):
Credits taken for recertification must be educationally related to the individualized professional learning plan (IPLP) or related to the professional practice of the applicant:

  • Credits must be specifically tied to content areas and/or an area of any other endorsement; or
  • Credits must be specific to pedagogical best practices or for administrative/teacher leadership; or
  • Credits must be tied to a specific area of need designated by district administration
  • Credits must be taken during the validity period of the certificate. The validity period is listed in parenthesis next to the certificate(s) listed on the credential

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Idaho district/charter school/private school in-service hours may be applied toward up to three (3) credits:

  • Fifteen (15) contact hours are equivalent to one (1) semester credit hour
  • Idaho District In-service form must be completed by the proper official at an Idaho district/charter school/private school for the in-service to count toward certificate renewal
  • Idaho district/charter school/private school may approve Continuing Education Units (CEU) using the Idaho District In-service form

Unofficial or official transcripts

  • Please include transcripts with your packet in order to expedite your application
  • Unofficial transcripts may be used for renewal only
  • If transcripts are not included with your packet, please note in your application the method by which you are sending them. Please have them sent two weeks after you mail the application
  • Transcripts sent electronically directly from the university are acceptable. Send electronic transcripts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Transcripts faxed directly from the university/college may be sent to (208) 334-2228

Three (3) semester credits are equal to four (4) quarter credit hours

Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited Humboldt State University and Seattle Pacific University. These institutions are accredited by WASC-ACSCU (The Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) respectively. Our University-Partnered Courses should be acceptable for Idaho teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Idaho Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.

If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please use Form B13- Verification of College/University Course Content Approval.  The form can be found by visiting the Idaho State DOE.

The Idaho State Department of Education requests approval of course material in order to apply non-university courses towards these clock hours. Use Form B7 (Inservice Form) to request approval of a Model Teaching non-academic partnered Professional Development Course from the Idaho State Department of Education. The form can be found by visiting the Idaho State DOE.

REFERENCE: Idaho State Department of Education


*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Idaho State Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Idaho teacher recertification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use the Idaho DOE request approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.

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Model Teaching offers Online & Live Professional Development Courses, as well as online Academic Credit courses provided through our University Partners.

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View our Online University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses, great for earning Academic Credit for Teacher Re-Certification, Licensure, & Salary Advancement

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Choosing The Right Assessments For Your Students-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn new strategies for implementing assessments into the classroom and explore a variety of topics to help you use assessments effectively in the student learning process.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Documentation & Data Analysis-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. You will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Documentation & Data Analysis-SPU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit, offered in partnership with Seattle Pacific University, you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. Participants will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts.
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Online Price:$140.00
Credits:1 Quarter Credit, Seattle Pacific University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Efficient Classroom Processes-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn the six strategies that can improve the learning environment to make your classroom more predictable, safe, and orderly. You will analyze, develop, and apply methods to improve your classroom processes and build a more efficient environment for student learning, to be applied to your current or future classroom.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Project-Based Learning-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course, provided in collaboration with Humboldt State University (HSU), you will learn the Project Based Learning (PBL) Lesson Cycle and how to implement inquiry into cross- curricular projects that are aligned to specific objectives.
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Online Price:$225.00
Credits:2 Unit Credits, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Writing Effective Learning Objectives-HSU Course
This University-Partnered Academic-Credit course, provided in collaboration with Humboldt State University examines the first step in the process of backwards planning design: Writing Learning Objectives. It describes what effective learning objectives look like and how to construct a student facing objective based on your classroom learning standards.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Active Monitoring & Data Collection
This course will teach participants how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to analyze the data collected in order to better support students.
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Online Price:$15.00
Credits:4 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Blended Learning: Integrating Technology Into The Classroom
Participants of this course learn the main blended learning models, explore the strategies involved in selecting the right blended learning model for the classroom, and develop a blended learning lesson for immediate use in the classroom.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:7 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Building Reading & Writing Fluency
Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:6 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Checking For Understanding & Correcting Misconceptions in Elementary Math
This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing. They will also learn a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content, so they are able to assess the effectiveness of their teaching.
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Online Price:$15.00
Credits:5 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Choosing The Right Assessments For Your Students
This training is the second in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the backwards design method. In this course we will be looking at the second stage of this process -assessments, with a focus on helping teachers choose the right assessments for their students.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:9 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) in The Science Classroom
In this course, participants will learn the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning strategy for more effective instruction of science concepts in any K-12 science classroom.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:6 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Classroom Documentation
In this course you will learn how to document a student’s academic and social behaviors in the classroom. You will learn how to set up a system to organize your documentation and be provided with multiple templates you can use during the documentation process.
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Online Price:$15.00
Credits:3 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Documentation & Data Analysis
In this course you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. You will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts.
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Online Price:$60.00
Credits:20 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development

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