Educators who hold a lifetime license are required to have a background check once every five years. The application to complete your background check is now available at this link. Educators who hold a lifetime teaching license and have not completed a background check since 2014 must complete their background check on or before June 30, 2019. Failure to complete your background check will invalidate your lifetime license.
The timeline for required background checks coincides with the year in which your previous 5 year professional or 10 year master educator license would have expired. For example, if you last renewed your license in 2015 your background check would be due in 2020. Background check applications are only accepted between January 1 and June 30 each year.
Your background check will include a conduct and competency questionnaire and require a payment of $45. Full instructions on applying for your background check can be found here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.