College and Career Readiness
Provisional Vocational Certificate Renewal Requirements
The law requiring professional development for renewal of the Provisional Vocational certificate went into effect July 1, 2009. For those Provisional Vocational certificates issued on July 1, 2009 or after you must complete renewal requirements by the end of the five-year valid period in order to reregister at the end of that five-year validity cycle.
Those current Provisional Vocational certificate holders whose certificate expires after July 1, 2009 your requirements will be “phased in,” meaning that not all certificate holders will need to fulfill renewal requirement at the same time. If your certificate was issued prior to June 30, 2009, when you next register after June 30, 2009, the certificate will be valid for five years and be renewable contingent on your fulfilling renewal requirements. For more information please visit the 23 Illinois Administrative Code, part 25.70 rules, for the renewal requirements: http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/25ark.pdf
On or after September 1 of the final year of your validity cycle, you submit a “Statement of Assurance” listing sufficient professional development to cover the timeframe you were employed during the validity cycle. Professional Development activities must be entered on the Educator Certification System (ECS), more information about this process, and the availability to enter activities on ECS will be coming soon. Once that Statement is approved by your Regional Superintendent and the State Teacher Certification Board (as opposed to the State Board of Education), you may reregister with your Regional Office of Education for the next validity cycle.
If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Office of Education.