Wednesday, December 07, 2022 03:52 PM

Renewing Your License

Provisional Licenses and Permits are Non-Renewable (Apply for a new one as early as July 1st)

Provisional License:

  • If you have a Provisional License and do not yet meet the requirements for a Standard License, please apply for a new Provisional License in July
  • If you now meet the requirements for a Standard License, you may apply to convert your Provisional License to a Standard License as early as May
Permit Holder: 
  • If you have a permit and do not yet meet the requirements for a license, please apply for a new permit in July
 

Visit our license information page linked here for more specific license requirements.

License Renewal for Standard and Advanced Licenses

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.
Effective 1/1/23 the revised HTSB license renewal options are listed below:
  • Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) public school teachers, school counselors, and school librarians shall verify successful teaching experience through their HIDOE final evaluation rating; or
  • Non-HIDOE school teachers, school counselors, and school librarians shall verify successful teaching experience using HTSB’s forms RA4010/EX1000 and RA6010; or
  • Verification of successful teaching experience for teachers, school counselors, or school librarians can be confirmed by completing HTSB’s EX 1000 form, RA 5010, and providing HTSB with supporting evidence for each Performance Standard.
If you have a Provisional License, please apply for a new one in July, or apply to convert your Provisional License to a Standard License as early as May, if you now meet the requirements for a Standard License. If you have a permit, please apply for a new one in July, if you do not yet meet the requirements for a license. Visit our license information page linked here for more specific license requirements.

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 renew their license. 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 if 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, an applicant can apply for a Provisional License.  A Provisional License is a full/regular license issued by HTSB, without the teaching experience requirement.