Level 2/3 License Renewal Steps
Level 2 and Level 3 license holders must earn at least 200 renewal points in order to renew your license.
Additionally, Utah Code 53A-1-603 requires that licensed educators currently employed by a local education agency (LEA) in Utah must include at least two (2) hours of youth suicide prevention training as part of your license renewal activities. This training is required to be provided by your LEA; contact your principal, HR director, or Charter director for more information.
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) rule requires all educators to have a professional learning plan. In order to be valid for renewal, your plan must have sufficient professional learning activities to provide the required number of renewal points for your license level.
Active educators may already have a professional learning plan in place with your administrator.
For inactive educators, USBE created tools to assist you in developing your Professional Learning Plan with the help of a currently licensed administrator.
Gathering Documentation of your Points
Once you have completed your Professional Learning Plan and are ready to renew your license complete the Level 2/3 Renewal Form and have it signed by a licensed administrator.
For most active educators this person must be the administrator responsible for your annual evaluation.
If you are an inactive educator the form may be signed by any currently licensed administrator, which includes individuals licensed as an education administrator in another state if you live outside of Utah.
Background Check and Ethics Review
USBE rule requires that educators complete the educator ethics review within one calendar year of the day on which you renew your license and a current background check on file with USBE.
Both of these processes can be initiated at Educator Licensing Online. The background check requires a fee that is separate from the fee you will pay to renew your license. There is no fee associated with the educator ethics review.
Level 2 and Level 3 license renewals are completed online. Once you have completed all of the above steps and have received notification that your background check has cleared, you will go to Educator Licensing Online to finish and pay the renewal fee. The license renewal requires a fee that is separate from the fee you paid for the background check. The licensing fee is different depending on if you are an Active or Inactive Educator. No documentation will be submitted to USBE, but you will affirm that you have completed the documentation.
Once you have paid for your renewal, a .pdf copy of your license will be emailed to you about 24 hours later. Depending on your privacy and email server settings this email might be sent to your junk mail or spam folder.
You are required to maintain the completed and signed Level 2/3 License Renewal Form and all supporting documentation for the professional learning activities listed on the form for at least one year from the date of your renewal. USBE randomly audits 10% of online renewals. Audits may be selected for cause, but the vast majority are purely random. If you are selected for audit, you will be contacted on what you need to do.
Professional Learning Plan
As soon as you have renewed your license it is time to start thinking about your next renewal cycle, and get the Professional Learning Plan outlined. Plan ahead!
If you have any questions about the steps outlined on this page, please call our general licensing help number at (801) 538-7740.