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License Requirements

Upgrade License Level

Upgrade to Level 2

Level 1 teachers employed or re-employed in the Utah Public schools are required to complete the Entry Years Enhancement (EYE) program before they can upgrade to a Level 2 license. Those with a level 1 Career & Technical Education (CTE App only) license also need to complete 15 semester credits. Contact the subject specialist for requirements.

Upgrade to Level 3

To upgrade to a level 3 license, an educator must qualify for a Level 2 license and complete a doctorate in an education related field or hold National Board Certification or a current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Submit an official transcript showing completion of the doctoral degree or a copy of the National Board Certificate or original evidence of Certificate of Clinical Competence with maintenance dates along with a letter requesting conversion to a level 3 License and a check for $55 to:

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Licensing
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200

Those with a doctorate degree, electronic transcripts will be accepted only if sent directly from the college/university through a transcript clearinghouse to Please make a note on the letter that transcripts have been sent electronically to USBE.

Those with a National Board Certification or Certificate of Clinical Competence must retain an updated license. Please send re-verification of active certificates to USBE.

For more information contact:

Erica Horsley
License Upgrade
Phone: (801) 538-7741 | erica [dot] horsley [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (E-mail)