Instructions for Renewing Certificates as a Retired Educator
Retired educators can request to renew their professional certificate for the five years after completing the standard renewal requirements (after 7/1/17). Certificates that expired between 2011 and 2017 do not need renewal coursework. Educators who are retired with the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia have the option to request the Retired Educator Certificate, which does do not require coursework and the initial certificate is valid for 30 years. The Retired Educator Certificate will only allow educators to be in short-term substitute positions; if they want to teach long-term, they will need to renew the professional certificate.
To renew the professional certificate for five years, we need the following:
· Application for Certification (an online application may be submitted through their MyPSC account under Applications)
· Verification of Lawful Presence documentation (if not previously submitted. This document may be uploaded through MyPSC under Application)
· Renewal coursework (except certificates that expired between 2011-2017)
· $20 processing fee payable through their MyPSC account
To request the Retired Educator Certificate, we need the following:
· Application for Certification (an online application may be submitted through MyPSC)
· Verification of Lawful Presence
· Retirement Verification Letter on official letterhead from the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia with effective date of retirement and signed by a TRS retirement specialist
· $20 processing fee payable through MyPSC
Any other questions, please contact Professional Standards Commission.
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