***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
• Click on the Educator License Lookup link in the upper right corner of the page above the

For additional information on this transition, visit

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.

Submission Dates
• 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.

CEU Committee Members

Sue Harty (A-C) / 444-8750

Connie Pittmann (D-G) / 444-8937


Julie Bauer (H-K) / 444-8251


Lynn Peterson (L-N) / 446-2300


Russ Dunn-Foster (O-R) / 444-8135 


JoAnn Stolpa (S)

Chris Picha (T-Z) / 444-8602


Hannah Gehrke-Keltgen / 444-8612
CEU Coordinator