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ARM Chapter 57 Revisions

We have updated our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You might find your answer in our FAQs section, along with instructions and helpful links. Save time by clicking on the FAQs.




Emergency Authorization for Employment for the 2024-25 school year are currently unavailable. 

Per ARM 10.57.107,  in accordance with 20-4-111, MCA, district administrators who have exhausted all possibilities for hiring a licensed teacher may request that the Superintendent of Public Instruction issue an emergency authorization of employment to the district to employ a person to teach. 

Applications will be available in late July once districts have had the opportunity to advertise positions far enough in advance to reasonably enable qualified applicants to submit applications and be interviewed (10.57.107(1)(b). 

Have you considered the newly approved alternative educator program? You can find more information on the EPP page or click here for more details!


New Licensure Fee Schedule

Effective January 1, 2024 new licensure fees took effect.

The new licensure fees were set by the Montana Board of Public Education, per House Bill 403. Click button for new fee schedule.

New Licensure Fee Schedule

2024 License Renewals

You can begin your license renewal as early as January the year your license expires! If your license expires on 06/30/2024, you should submit your Renew License application as soon as possible.

Can't remember when your license expires? Review the date your license expires through:

What do I need to know about renewing? Get more information regarding license renewals on our Renew License webpage.

What Is My Application Status?

With TMT, you can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your educator record account. How do you know what to look for? Click the link to see more information.

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If you need system support to submit your application through TMT, contact the support team at 866-455-1440, or use their Online Support Form.

If you have questions regarding licensure, contact the educator licensure team at 406-444-3150 during our phone hours.


All applications are accepted only electronically through the licensing system, Teach MT. Check out some of the benefits of using TMT:

Resource: TMT Brochure

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OPI Staff are Here to Help: 


Technical Support for TMT:
Email: Online Support Form
Call: (866) 455-1440

Licensure Questions for OPI:
Email: cert@mt.gov
Call: (406) 444-3150

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