Steps to Renew
1. Create an account on the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board licensing PELSB website.
2. Locate your official license. You will need the issuance date located in the upper right hand corner to enter into your PDExpress Transcript in order to set the date range. If you cannot find your license, login to your PELSB account. If you are employed by the Rochester School District and have a Skyward profile, your license information is located in the Certification section.
3. Review your PDExpress transcript(s). Calculate your hours starting from the issuance date located on your current official license to determine how many clock hours you have. Please set your date range.
Do you have 125 or more clock hours in the five subject headings below?
- English Language Learners (ELL): One credit minimum.
- Mental Health: 2 credit minimum - must be regarding onset of mental illness and suicide prevention best practices.
- Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
- Reading: 4 credit minimum.
- 5-Year Reflection Statement: 5 credits. The most current PGP will be accepted in lieu of a written statement. The PGP must be dated within the school year of when your license is to be renewed.
Do your clock hours fit into two or more of the following categories?
- Category 3: National Organization Certifications
- Category A: College Courses
- Category B: Educational Workshops, Online classes, Conferences, etc.
- Category C: In-District Staff Development Activities and Workshops
- Category D: Curriculum Development
- Category E: Peer Coaching/Mentorship
- Category F: Professional Service
- Category G: Leadership Experiences
- Category H: Diverse Educational Settings
- Category I: Pre-approved Travel or Work Experience
- Category L: 30 Deaf Culture/ASL Hours
4. When you have determined that your PDExpress Transcript(s) reflects ALL the Subject Headings and two Activity Categories as listed above, email a PDF copy of the transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short message, i.e. "I have reviewed my PDExpress transcript and am ready to renew my license."
5. A confirmation email will be emailed when the clock hours have been entered into your MDE profile. The email response will be either -"You are ready to renew your license" or "You are missing a requirement".
6. Login to your PELSB profile to renew the license. Remember that you will need to have your serial number listed on your official license and a credit card ready to complete the process.
7. When the process is completed, PELSB will email you. You are required to email an official copy of the license directly from your PELSB profile and NOT the public website to email@example.com. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon the license being received and your Skyward profile being updated.
8. Finally, login to PDExpress and change your date range to your new expiration date.