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Renewal for the Secondary Occupational Specialist

Application Guidelines

The certificated educator has sole responsibility for maintaining current, valid Idaho certification. For renewal purposes, the applicant must meet current State Board of Education rule and Idaho statutory renewal requirements.

NOTE: The applicant is responsible for notifying the State Department of Education certification office of either a name change or change of address.

The renewal application and $75 fee may be submitted anytime between January 1 and August 31 of the year in which the certificate expires.

A complete packet must include the following items:

1) Completed and signed application (Form C2 - Application for an Idaho Secondary Occupational Specialist, marked for renewal

2) Application Fee - $75
Checks and money orders are to be made payable to State Department of Education. Credit cards are not accepted. Payment is non-refundable. Cash in exact amount will be accepted for walk-ins. Click here for customer service guidelines for walk-ins.

3) Verification of completion of the Professional Development Plan (PDP)

Limited Occupational Specialist to Standard or Advanced Occupational Specialist

Standard Occupational Specialist to Advanced Occupational Specialist

    4) Verification of completed courses or credit hous required for renewal. Transcripts do not need to be official.

    Professional Development Activity

    To renew a Standard or Advanced Occupational Specialist certificate, an applicant must show the equivalent of six (6) credit hours, 90 inservice hours, or 240 work hours or a combination of the three. 15 hours of inservice = 1 credit hour, 40 hours of work = 1 credit hour

    Note: Recertification credits may not be carried over from one (1) renewal/recertification period to the next.

Mail completed application materials to:
State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0027