The new Administrative Rules have eliminated the term “State Board Continuing Education Units” (SB-CEUs). In place of SB-CEU credits, educators will earn “state continuing education hours” and “clock hours” for renewal purposes. The Office of Professional Preparation Services will be combining these two terms into one – “State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)” for renewal credits previously known as SB-CEUs. Instead of earning SB-CEUs, an educator will earn SCECHs.
The new SCECHs will be awarded through the Secure Central Registry (SCR) and the online evaluation is still required. SB-CEUs earned previously within the appropriate time period can still be used for renewal. The Secure Central Registry will now show your credits in Hours. For conversion purposes, SB-CEUs x 10 equal the clock hours earned.
|Certificate Type ||Requirements|
|School Psychologist, School Guidance Counselor, School Administrator||These certificates require renewal every five years. The renewal requirement includes the completion of six semester hours of appropriate coursework through an approved institution, 180 SCECHs, or a combination of these. School administrators are required to complete six semester hours, 180 SCECHs, or a combination of the two every five years for continued employment.|
|Professional Education and Occupational Education||These certificates require renewal every five years. The renewal requirement includes the completion of six semester hours of appropriate coursework through an approved institution, 180 SCECHs, district provided professional development, or a combination of all three.|
|Provisional Certificate (renewed after September 1, 2013||This certificate requires renewal every three years, maximum of 2 renewals. The renewal requirement includes the evidence that he or she has earned since the issuance of the certificate: 6 semester credit hours in a planned program at an approved teacher preparation institution or 180 clock hours of state continuing education in approved professional development activities appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate that he or she holds or a combination of semester credit hours and state continuing education hours; or that he or she holds an earned master’s or higher degree in areas appropriate to kindergarten to grade 12 teaching.|
For participants to earn SCECHs/SB-CEUs, they must attend the entire program as required by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). This means attending all sessions according to the approved schedule including arriving on time and remaining for the duration of each session. The MDE and KRESA review all programs and monitor attendance. Program planners determine the method for documenting attendance. It is the responsibility of each participant that their attendance has been documented. Failure to comply with program requirements, including attendance, will result in disallowance of SCECHs/SB-CEU credit.