How many states are you licensed in?

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  1. bella84

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    That’s similar to my state. You start with an initial certificate that is good for four years while you complete some requirements, such as a mentor program. Then you have to upgrade (which includes a fee) to a career certificate. That career certificate is good for 99 years though, so no one is paying a fee ever again after that, unless they want to add on new areas of certification.

    In my other state, we have the requirement of paying to renew every five years. Even though I don’t expect to ever work there again, I continue to pay in order to have it as a backup plan. They’ve changed the requirements for licensure since I earned mine, and I don’t want to ever have to take another test or additional coursework, should I find myself in the unlikely situation of needing to work there. So, it’s just easier to pay $50 every five years and know that I’m good to go should I decide to work in the state again.
     
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    I'm in Northern Virginia. I like it. The pay is kind of crap but we've been able to avoid a lot of the stupider elements of the "reform" movement.
     
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    I have to renew my credentials every 5 years. Each credential (my multiple subjects teaching credential and my admin services credential) are $102.50 each. I end up paying a little over $200 every 5 years.
     
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    Sorry for the miscommunication. My credential is already cleared, but we have to renew it online every 5 years, I believe, via the CTC website by paying a fee. This is my 5th year teaching and I have to renew it soon. It just seems pointless to me to have to renew a Cleared credential.
     
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    For both your teaching and admin credentials? Am I correct? I will have to renew my Clear credential soon and don’t know how much I have to pay.
     
  6. YoungTeacherGuy

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    It’s $100, but there some sort of processing fee of $2.50, so it’ll be $102.50 for you.

    You renew it entirely online. You can probably log in right now and do it.
     
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  7. futuremathsprof

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    Just one. I let Florida expire. I did college there, but never taught there.
     
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    Hopefully I can get administration in a third state.
     
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