Friday, August 19, 2022 03:17 AM

Renewing Your License

License Renewal

Teachers are required to verify both experience and demonstration of the HTSB approved performance standards. Please refer to NBI 10-56Rev linked here. Renewal of a Hawaii teaching license requires verification of successful teaching experience in Hawaii or another U.S. state. Please refer to the video and accompanying chart, below for more detailed information.

Notification of Upcoming Renewal

You may renew your HTSB license or permit between January and June of your renewal year, and will receive renewal instructions by email to the address you list in your HTSB account in the Email tab. A reminder email will be sent every month between January and July until you renew.  Once you complete the renewal process, you will no longer receive the notices.

VIDEO: How to Renew Your Standard/Advanced License

Click here to view our 3-minute tutorial video on renewing your license

Updating Name, Birthdate, or Social Security Number

Click here for more information on how to update your Name, Birthdate, or Social Security Number. 

License Renewal Reference Chart:

Please review the appropriate renewal actions for each license/permit type in the chart below based on the license/permit that you currently hold and your current teacher status.
License/Permit currently held  Current Teacher Status  Recommended Action for License Renewal
Emergency  
Hire Permit 
You can hold an Emergency Hire Permit for up to three years of employment. You will need to reapply for a new permit once your current permit expires   

Apply for a new Emergency Hire Permit  

  • Verify that you have already uploaded (to your HTSB Profile) a government-issued photo identification and a copy of your official transcript verifying your completion of a bachelor’s degree 
Hawaiian Permit  You are recommended for a Hawaiian Permit by the Office of Hawaiian Education  Hawaiian Permits may be renewed one year at a time for up to ten years upon verification 
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Permit   You have been recommended for a CTE Permit by the Hawaii public or charter schools, and you are currently teaching CTE CTE Permits are available for five years at a time and can be renewed once, for a total of ten years
Student Teacher Permit  You are currently student teaching to complete your clinical experience  Your Hawaii preparation program will contact HTSB if they are recommending you for an additional Student Teacher Permit 
Provisional License You cannot renew a Provisional License. You can apply for a new one once your current one expires. 

Apply to convert your license to a Standard License if you currently have completed at least three out of the last five years of full-time teaching experience in Hawaii or another state. Review the Standard License requirements LINKED HERE 

OR

Apply for a new Provisional License while you continue to work towards qualifying for a Standard License 

 
Standard or Advanced License Hawaii public school teacher with an effective or better EES rating (currently teaching or retired less than five years ago) 

Apply to renew your license 

  • Upload a copy of your government-issued photo identification 
  • The HIDOE has already shared your EES rating with HTSB (Do not upload anything other than your ID) 
  • HTSB will contact you if additional information is needed to complete your application.  
A Hawaii public charter school or Hawaii private school teacher with a successful teacher evaluation rating 

Apply to renew your license 

  • Upload a copy of your government-issued photo identification; AND 
  • Upload your RA4010 form; AND  
  • Upload one of the following: a copy of an official transcript verifying 6 semester hours of coursework, OR a transcript verifying 100 hours of professional development, OR RA6010, OR RA5010 form. (You may also have your principal verify that you teacher evaluation meets the InTASC Standards – Please contact HTSB for details) 
All HTSB FORMS linked here
You are a National Board Certified Teacher 

Apply to renew your license 

  • Upload a copy of your government-issued photo identification AND 
  • Upload verification of your certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; AND 
  • Upload your RA4010 form if you are not a Hawaii public school teacher. 
All HTSB FORMS linked here
Hawaii public school teacher with a less than effective EES rating 

Apply to renew your license 

  • Upload a copy of your government issued photo identification AND 
  • Upload one of the following: a copy of an official transcript verifying 6 semester hours of coursework, OR a transcript verifying 100 hours of professional development, OR RA5010 form.
All HTSB FORMS linked here
You have not taught in Hawaii in the past five years 

Apply to renew your license 

  • Upload a copy of your government issued photo identification; AND 
  • Upload your RA4010 form; AND  
  • Upload one of the following: a copy of an official transcript verifying 6 semester hours of coursework, OR a transcript verifying 100 hours of professional development, OR RA6010, OR RA5010 form.
All HTSB FORMS linked here

You may apply for a Provisional License if you cannot provide the required documentation. 

Hawaiʻi Department of Education employees:

  1. Login to your online account and click on the Renew License button that will appear under the My Profile – Licenses/Permits tab.
  2. Complete the online Renewal application.
  3. Upload a copy of your most recent EES Final Rating (including if you were off-cycle)
  4. Submit your Renewal request.

HTSB License Renewal Forms

All HTSB FORMS linked here

Renewal Audit

Teachers are eligible for a random audit up to one year from the date they actually renew. For example, if a teacher renewed their license on July 1, 2019, they are eligible for an audit through June 30, 2020.  If you are selected, you will be notified by an official letter from one of our specialists.  If you have not been notified after the one-year anniversary date of your license renewal, you are exempt from being selected. If you are a Hawaiʻi Department of Education teacher and are selected for an audit, the DOE will verify that you had an effective teacher evaluation and experience at the time of renewal. If you are not a Hawaiʻi Department of Education teacher HTSB staff will contact you.

Licensure Renewal After Retirement

HTSB teaching licenses are issued for a specific number of years. License status will change after a license expires, it does not, however, change because of retirement. Employment and licensure are two separate matters.

A teacher can continue to renew her/his Standard License or Advanced License if the required current teaching experience has been met.  If the current experience needed for license renewal is not met, a Provisional License is available.  A Provisional License is a full/regular license issued by HTSB.  While the Provisional license expires every 3 years, individuals can apply for an unlimited number of provisional licenses.