Beginning Sept 1, 2013, the Michigan Department of Education developed a third tier in Certification. An applicant can move from the Provisional to the Professional and then finally to the Advanced Professional. The third tier is optional, and thus an educator may choose to continue to renew their Professional Certificate instead of obtaining the Advanced Professional.
The Advanced Professional Education Certificate requires all of the following:
The Advanced Professional is valid for five years and they expire June 30 or the expiration year. The Advanced Professional Certification may be renewed for another five years.
The Renewal of the Advanced Professional Education Certificate requires:
Please be aware that if the educator does not receive 5 consecutive effective or highly effective annual evaluations they should meet the renewal requirements of the Professional Certificate, and thus renew their previous Professional Certificate.