Q:  My credentials are expiring.  Who do I contact to renew?

 

A:  Contact the Dept. of Public Instruction:  Roberta Holle (Bobby Jo); School Approval and Accreditation; ND Department of Public Instruction; 600 E, Boulevard Ave  Dept 201; Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; Telephone:  701-328-4571; Fax: 701-328-0201; email: rholle@nd.gov

 

Q:  How many courses and/or conferences do I need to renew my credentials?

 

A:  Below are links to DPI Administrative Rules renewal requirements:

 

      Superintendents – http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/pdf/67-11-07.pdf

            67-11-07-07. Renewal requirements. The applicant for renewal of a credential issued under this chapter must fulfill one of the following: 1. Provide a copy of official transcripts showing satisfactory completion of at least eight semester hours of graduate work in education, of which four semester hours are in the area of educational administration; or 2. Provide a copy of official transcripts showing satisfactory completion of at least four semester hours of graduate work and verification of attendance or participation in at least six administrative educational conferences or workshops from the listing in this subsection. The verification must be a signed statement by the conference or workshop sponsors, the employer, or a school district business manager. Acceptable conferences or workshops are: a. North Dakota association of school administrators state and area conferences or workshops; b. American association of school administrators regional and national conferences or workshops; c. North central association annual or regional conferences or workshops; d. Department of public instruction conferences or workshops; and e. North Dakota council of educational leaders conferences or workshops.

 

      Secondary Principals – http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/pdf/67-11-06.pdf

                67-11-06-07. Renewal requirements. To renew the level I and level II professional credentials, an individual shall submit one of the following: 1. A copy of official transcripts of eight semester hours of graduate work in education acquired after the date of the original credentialing or last renewal, of which four semester hours are in the area of educational administration; or 2. A copy of official transcripts of four semester hours of graduate work in education acquired after the date of the original credentialing or last renewal and verification of attendance or participation in at least six educational conferences or workshops from the listing in this subsection. The verification must be a signed statement by the conference or workshop sponsors, employer, or a school district business manager. Acceptable conferences or workshops are: a. North Dakota association of secondary school principals state and area conferences or workshops; b. National association of secondary school principals regional and national conferences or workshops; c. North Dakota council of educational leaders state and area conferences or workshops; d. American association of school administrators regional and national conferences or workshops; e. North central association annual or regional conferences or  workshops; and f. Department of public instruction conferences or workshops.

 

      Elementary Principals – http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/pdf/67-11-02.pdf

            67-11-02-07. Renewal requirements. To renew the level I and level II professional credentials, an individual must submit one of the following: 1. A copy of official transcripts of eight semester hours of graduate work in education acquired after the date of the original credentialing or last renewal, of which four semester hours are in the area of educational administration; or 2. A copy of official transcripts of four semester hours of graduate work in education acquired after the date of the original credentialing or last renewal and verification of attendance or participation in at least six educational conferences or workshops from the listing in this subsection attended after the date of the original credentialing or last renewal. The verification must be a signed statement by the conference or workshop sponsors, employer, or a school district business manager. Acceptable conferences or workshops are: a. North Dakota association of elementary principals state and area conferences or workshops; b. National association of elementary principals regional and national conferences or workshops; c. North Dakota association of school administrators state and area conferences or workshops; d. North central association annual and regional conferences or workshops; e. North Dakota council of educational leaders state and area conferences or workshops; f. North Dakota education association state and area conferences or workshops; or g. Department of public instruction annual conference or workshops.

 
       DPI's Administrative Rules webpage:  http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/resource/rules/current.shtm
 
Q:  In order to renew my credentials, I need to verify the conferences I have attended.  Who do I contact?

 

A:  The NDCEL keeps track of six conferences:  NDCEL Fall, NDCEL Summer, NDASA Midwinter, NDASSP Midwinter, NDAESP Midwinter, and NDIAAA.  Contact Mavis Christianson at 701-258-3022 or email for a list.