***License Renewal Changes***
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
Minnesota Statute 122A.17 (b) states that all teacher licenses in effect on January 1, 2018,
shall remain valid for one additional year after the date the license is scheduled to expire.
This does not apply to permissions, waivers, variances, or temporary limited licenses in effect
on January 1, 2018.
Your license has been extended by one-year. Note: If your teaching license also includes a
five-year administrative license with the same expiration date, the administrative license has
also been extended by one year. This extension also applies to related service licenses.
• Educators cannot renew their five-year license until January of the year in which it expires.
• Clock hours earned prior to this extension will remain valid for six years from the date
• The printed license in License Lookup will retain the original renewal date and will not be
updated with the one year extension. This will be viewable in the details section.
You can view this in the 'detail' section of our Educator License Lookup.
• Go to the PELSB home page at https://mn.gov/pelsb
• Click on the Educator License Lookup link in the upper right corner of the page above the
For additional information on this transition, visit mn.gov/pelsb.
How to Renew Your License
PDExpress Log In
How to Request a Guest ID in PDExpress
How to Register for a course in PDExpress
How to Register for Infinitec - Professional Development
Infinitec - License Requirements
Online Professional Development
MN Department of Education Home Page
MN Department of Education - User Account
On the year to renew your license, your license renewal information
needs to be submitted before one of the three (3) dates listed below.
Once your license renewal submission has been approved through
PDExpress, your information will be uploaded to MDE in the months
of December, February or May. The committee will not be reviewing
license renewal submissions after May 1st for the 2018 renewals.
• December 1st, 2017
• February 1st, 2018
• May 1st, 2018
Professional Development Opportunities
• March 14th: Restorative Practices
Meets positive behavior requirement.
***When signing up in PDExpress you will notice other courses, however
the professional development listed above are the ones available for
Email Taylor Petrich for sign up questions.