How many states are you licensed in?

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  1. whizkid

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    I'm licensed in two and looking at a third.
     
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    This is probably a silly question, but do you mean licensed as teacher in multiple states or in some other way?
     
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    As a teacher
     
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    Gotcha. I’m only licensed in CA. It’s the only place for me!

    Are you thinking about relocating out of state? Or do you just have reciprocity with other states?
     
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    Just reciprocity for now. Wanting to keep my options open.
     
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    I moved across the country to a different state for my first job right out of college. I was in a really isolated location and wanted to move closer to a city, and decided to seriously job hunt towards the end of my 2nd year of teaching. Since the job market was so awful in my home state, I really didn't realize how easily I'd get hired in the city here. I got approval for a license in FL, renewed my home state's license, and passed the licensing tests to get licensed in VA. After all of this, I ended up getting hired after my first interview in my current city :toofunny:.

    I never went through with actually paying for/getting the VA or FL license, and my home state's license has lapsed now. I figure if I ever went back to my home state (which I don't see happening), I would just apply and get the license then. It doesn't make sense to keep paying to renew something I'm not using.
     
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    I’ve never grasped why teachers have to renew their licenses by paying a fee. In CA, I have to “renew” my Clear credential by paying a fee every five years. I understand renewal being contingent on continuing education (professional development), but being contingent on money? Ridiculous.
     
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    I’m only licensed in one state. I live right in the middle of it, and I don’t have any plans to move. I could see. Having additional licenses if I lived near a border or planned on moving.
     
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    I’m currently licensed in two, and I allowed my license to lapse in a third state.
     
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    Two.
     
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    I’m licensed/certified in two states. I’ve worked in both, and I live near the border of both states. I used to teach on the opposite side of one state (not near the shared border), but now I live in the other.
     
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    I had certification in three, but my Maryland and New York certificates have lapsed, so it's just Virginia.
     
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    Oooh, fancy! You’re all over the place. Have you taught in each of those three states?
     
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    I'm licensed in two because I live on a state border. I live in one state and teach in the other. I used to teach in my state.
     
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    One.

    But Texas should count as seven or eight states.
     
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    My credentialing program was in New York, but other than subbing, I couldn't get a job there (at least not without moving towards the city). I taught in Maryland for a year, then moved to Virginia.
     
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    I'm confused. You pay a fee every five years to clear your credential. How is that different from every other state that requires a fee to renew every five years?
     
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    I don’t ever renew in NJ. I’ve been working consistently in NJ for more than 20 years, however. I don’t know if it’s different for those who aren’t currently working.
     
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    2. My initial license in NY expires August 2019 and my Arizona license expires July 2030. I also have a "statement of eligibility'' from Florida that expires December 2019. I was thinking of moving to Florida and teaching alongside my friend, but then I didn't. He ended up moving back to home to NY anyway so...
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    Other than the "National Board Certification,'' there really should just be ONE licensing process for all of the states so it would make it easier to cross state lines for jobs. It's kind of annoying to have navigate each state's requirements and pay for tests, additional classes and then of course, the licenses themselves. When I moved to AZ I thought having a NY license would be sufficient... but nope... I had to take the stupid AZ / US constitution test and the SEI class which was $300 out of pocket. Such BS! :roll:
     
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    Where in Virginia and do you like teaching there? I know of many classmates who relocated there, but I don't keep in contact with them so I can't pick their brains. Coming from NY did you enjoy it? How does it compare?
     

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