Human Resources Supports

Overview

Information coming soon.

Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS)

2020-2021 Percentages by Full-time Equivalency (FTE) and Qualifications

School Year (SY) 2021-2022 Core Code Changes
Utah State Board of Education CACTUS Course Codes and Approval

Course Requirements for Teachers

(Spreadsheet File)

Local Education Agency (LEA)-Specific

An LEA-Specific educator license, including areas of concentration and endorsements, is issued by the state board at the request of an LEA’s governing body (example: local school board) that is valid for an employee to fill a position in the LEA if other licensing routes for the applicant are untenable or unreasonable. The LEA governing board agrees to provide the documentation and support outlined in the Utah Office of Administrative Rules R277-301-7: LEA-specific Educator License Requirements.

Application Requirements

  1. Initiate a Utah State Board of Education Fingerprint Background Check at Educator Licensing Online. Background checks done for an LEA in Utah are not accepted.
  2. To obtain your Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) number, please go to my.uen.org to create a Utah Education Network (UEN) account, 24 hours after initiating a background check. When you log in to your UEN account, you are able to enter your CACTUS record.
  3. Complete an Educator Ethics Review at Educator Licensing Online.

LEA Requirements

  1. LEA Adopts Policy for LEA-Specific Licenses
  2. Public Meeting of Governing Body Approving LEA-Specific Licenses
  3. Letter of Request and Assurances to Superintendent on Official Letterhead
  4. Post Educator Data in CACTUS
  5. Submit Official Request to licensing@schools.utah.gov

2021 LEA Specific Requests

Local Education Agency (LEA) Specific License and Endorsement Procedures

Eminence

Eminence Designation Guidelines

  1. Eminence exists as a designation for an educator who has less than 37% of their Full Time Employee (FTE).
  2. Eminence is requested by an LEA and is processed the same as LEA-Specific (LEA-S).
  3. Educator must have a current Utah State Board of Education Educator Ethics Review and Educator Background Check.
  4. LEA must enter Eminence under the motions section on LEA-S tab in CACTUS.

International

Apply for an Educator License

International Guest Teacher (IGT)

If an educator who was an IGT (on a J-1 visa), but will now be on an H1-B visa:

  1. An educator needs to complete the following:
    1. Educator Ethics Review
    2. Educator Background Check or is in Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Rapback
    3. Professional Educator License Renewal Form with 100 hours
    4. Utah Student Data Privacy Education Course on Canvas
    5. Online Renewal Process
  2. Requesting Local Education Agency (LEA) will submit certified copies of educator's original/official transcripts to the Utah State Board of Education via e-mail:
    1. licensing@schools.utah.gov
    2. Subject line should read H1-B Request