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License Renewal

MN Teacher & Administrative License Renewal

    All teachers must have a valid, current license in order to teach in a Minnesota charter school
    .  Minnesota teachers need to maintain and renew their professional licensure every five years through the MN Department of Education.  

    Throughout each five-year licensure cycle, teachers are required to compile professional development activities to meet state requirements and then submit them to a local continuing education/relicensure committee for approval.
    Charter school administrators are not required to hold a valid administrative license by law; those that have a license, however, need to maintain and renew their professional licensure every five years through pre-approved hours from the MN Board of School Administrators that are reported through a local designated administrator representative.

One of the benefits MACS offers to charter schools and authorizing institutions is access to the MACS Relicensure Committee. This committee, composed of volunteers from the member charter school community, reviews and endorses relicensure requests from current and retired MACS member charter school educators.

Via the resources below, charter school staff can learn more about the license renewal process and requirements, how to submit a file to the MACS Relicensure Committee, and when our committee reviews files. Please note our elgibility criteria has changed starting July 2013! Please reivew prior to submitting a relicensure packet!


Effective July 1, 2013, the MN Association of Charter Schools' Re-licensure Committee services are available to all teachers and administrators in all of Minnesota's 150+ charter schools.  The cost of re-licensure applications will now be the responsibility of the individual, not that of member schools.

The re-licensure application processing fee for 2013-2014 will be:

$50.00 - for individuals employed in a MACS member school

$75.00 - for individuals employed in non-member charter schools

$100.00 - Late Submission Fee - for applications received after the annual final deadline for submissions (the late fee is in addition to the basic fee)

This fee can be paid via Paypal through the MACS website or by check payable to "MN Association of Charter Schools".

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