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Renewal Applications


If you have any questions about renewal of your license please go to Frequently Asked Questions

You may renew your license as early as 6 months prior to its expiration date.  Renew early and avoid the last minute crunch!

NOTE:  Those renewing licenses that expire in 2016 and subsequent years no longer need college credits; only 60 professional development renewal units are now required, ARM 10.57.215 (1).

  1. Montana has gone to an online renewal process! Renewals are now done online (including payment) through our Montana State Educator Information System (MSEIS).  The only exception is for those needing to enter out-of-state professional development hours; a paper application must be utilized for these renewals.

    If you have not yet created an account in MSEIS, you will need to do this first. Once you have set up your account, the application wizard for renewal will walk you through the simple process of completing your application. You will be required to enter in all of your professional development coursework and renewal units so make sure you have the information available before you start the process.
    Step by Step Instructions for the Online Renewal Process

  2. You will no longer be required to send in official transcripts and renewal unit certificates at the time of renewal application! Renewal applications will now be randomly audited to verify accuracy. Therefore, even though you no longer need to submit your documents at the time your complete your renewal application, you will need to have them for your records. If your application is chosen for audit you will have 60 days to submit your documents for verification. Your license will NOT be issued if you are unable to provide the documents needed to verify your professional development activities.

    If you did not have your renewal activities pre-approved or cannot find your renewal unit courses in our system please contact our office at 406-444-3150.

To Access the Montana State Educators Information System and complete your renewal application: Online Application

For questions or problems regarding the MSEIS system or other questions regarding the renewal system please refer to Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you currently hold a Montana Class 7 Native American Language and Culture or Class 8 Dual Credit Only Post-Secondary Faculty License you cannot renew online. Please call 406-444-3150 for information on your licensure renewal.
  • If you are not able to submit your renewal application online please call 406-444-3150 for a paper renewal application. Paper applications will require all professional development documentation be submitted along with the renewal application.
  • If you want to upgrade your license you cannot do so during the renewal process. Please complete your renewal and then submit your application for upgrade.

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