Level 1 License Renewal Steps
Level 1 license holders must earn at least 100 renewal points in order to renew your license. However, Level 1 licenses may only be renewed if you have less than 3 years of experience in a Utah public or accredited private schools. If you have three years of experience in Utah, you must upgrade to a Level 2 license by meeting the Entry Years Enhancement (EYE) requirements.
Additionally, Utah Code 53A-1-603 requires that licensed educators currently employed by a local education agency (LEA) in Utah must include at least two (2) hours of youth suicide prevention training as part of your license renewal or upgrade activities. This training is required to be provided by your LEA; contact your principal, HR director, or Charter director for more information.
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) rule requires all educators to have a professional learning plan. In order to be valid for renewal, your plan must have sufficient professional learning activities to provide the required number of renewal points for your license level.
Active educators may already have a professional learning plan in place with your administrator.
For inactive educators, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) created tools to assist you in developing your Professional Learning Plan with the help of a currently licensed administrator.
Gathering Documentation of your Points
Once you have completed your Professional Learning Plan and are ready to renew your license complete the Level 1 License Renewal Form and have it signed by a licensed administrator.
For most active educators this person must be the administrator responsible for your annual evaluation.
If you are an inactive educator the form may be signed by any currently licensed administrator, which includes individuals licensed as an education administrator in another state if you live outside of Utah.
Background Check and Ethics Review
USBE rule requires that educators complete the educator ethics review within one calendar year of the day on which you renew your license and have a current background check on file with USBE.
Both of these processes can be initiated online at Educator Licensing Online. The background check requires a fee that is separate from the fee you will pay to renew your license. There is no fee associated with the educator ethics review.
Renewing your License
Once you have completed all of the above steps and have received notification that your background check has cleared, you will need to mail the following to USBE:
Mail document and fee to:
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
Professional Learning Plan
As soon as you have renewed your license it is time to start thinking about your next renewal cycle, and get the Professional Learning Plan outlined. Plan ahead!
If you are unsure as to whether you can renew your Level 1 license, please call our general licensing help number at (801) 538-7740.