Levels of Certificates and Renewal Requirements
There are 3 license levels for teachers licensed by BPSS listed below. To apply for a Permit, Provisional, or Full license, you must complete an application and supply BPSS with all necessary documentation required for the level and license area(s) in which you wish to be licensed.
Permit - Permits are valid for 1 year and are not renewable.
Provisional - Provisional licenses are valid for 3 years and are not renewable.
To qualify for a provisional license, you must also have completed a 30-clock hour course in the methods of teaching through a Bureau-approved association or 3 semester credits of college coursework in methods of teaching.
Full - Full licenses are valid for 4 years and are renewable.
To qualify for a full license, you must also have completed an additional 60-clock hours in Professional Education through a Bureau-approved association or an additional 6 semester credits of college course work in Professional Education.
To see a list of Bureau-approved associations that offer courses in methods of Teaching and Professional Education, click here>>.