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Teacher Relicensure

The Relicensure Committee is a volunteer committee that:

  • examines the educational experience documentation of teachers
  • verifies that the experiences are germane to the licensure area
  • determines that the teacher is eligible for license renewal
  • enters informational data into the MDE Licensing system
  • and upholds the Board of Teaching Laws.

The committee serves as an informational agent on licensure for the professional staff.

Duluth Relicensure Committee Members

Minnesota Teaching License Information

Clock Hour Form

Resources for Relicensure

Submit paperwork to Relicensure

  • District Service Center (DSC)
  • 709 Portia Johnson Drive   Duluth, MN 55811
  • Paperwork received after May 22, 2024 will be processed in October 2024.
  • * Beginning school year 2021 if it is your year to renew your paperwork is due January 1st.

Please consult the information posted on this page for answers to your questions.

Other questions from certified staff regarding the Relicensure process should be directed to Relicensure (

Please do not call. Include your file folder number on all correspondence.

Questions will be addressed ONLY at our monthly meetings and a response will be sent to you at that time.

  • Be sure all components and 125 clock hours for Tier 4 or 75 hours for Tier 3 and components are recorded at the MN Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board BEFORE you apply for renewal.
  • Click the Component link for new PELSB requirements.
  • If you are requesting a component that was not granted on the CEU you must include a written description of the experience and how it met the component
  • Please submit your professional experiences and forms yearly. 
  • Please expect a turn around time for submitted paperwork to be approximately 2 to 4 months.
  • Due to the large volume of ISD 709 employees needing renewal, persons not currently employed by a Minnesota public school district must submit all paperwork before January 1 of the year their license expires.
  • Employees of other Minnesota school districts should submit their paperwork to the relicensure committee of their district. 
  • The Duluth committee does not process paperwork from employees of other Minnesota districts.

Cultural Competency Training

Cultural competency, defined in Minnesota Administrative Rule 8710.0310 , is required of all educators renewing in or after 2020. Each educator’s district (for Tier 1 and Tier 2 license holders) or re-licensure committee (for Tier 3 and Tier 4 license holders) will verify this renewal requirement has been met. Educators may take any training that meets the following criteria:

  1. Shows evidence of self-reflection and discussion of the following topics in a way that deepens teachers’ understanding of their own frames of reference, potential bias in these frames, and the impact of bias on expectations for and relationships with students, students’ families, and school communities.
    1. Racial, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Groups
    2. American Indian and Alaskan Native Students
    3. Religion
    4. Systemic Racism
    5. Gender Identity, Including Transgender Students
    6. Sexual Orientation
    7. Language Diversity
    8. Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns
  2. It is recommended that the duration of the training is 4-8 hours to ensure all of topics are thoroughly covered.

2024-2025 Meeting Dates 

  • September 25, 2024
  • October 23, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • January 22, 2025
  • February 27, 2025 (Thursday)
  • April 9, 2025 + Open Meeting
  • April 30, 2025
  • May 14, 2025
  • May 29, 2025