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1 Type 73 Recertification: Everything You Need to Know Stephanie Andrews, V-P Graduate Students Dan Stasi, ISCA Executive Director Illinois School Counselor Association

2 Background Information Illinois State Board of Education Rule Illinois State Board of Education Rule Effective July 1, 2008 and forward Effective July 1, 2008 and forward Anything received prior to 7/1/2008 will not count Anything received prior to 7/1/2008 will not count Affects Illinois Public School Personnel Affects Illinois Public School Personnel Covers all Type-73 Certificate Holders Covers all Type-73 Certificate Holders (counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists) (counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists) Illinois School Counselor Association

3 Who it does NOT affect Substitutes on a part-time/day-to-day basis Substitutes on a part-time/day-to-day basis Nonpublic Schools Nonpublic Schools NOTE! You still must maintain your certificate active and valid by paying the registration fee in order to renew. NOTE! You still must maintain your certificate active and valid by paying the registration fee in order to renew. Illinois School Counselor Association

4 What do I have to do? 2 ways to renew your Type-73 2 ways to renew your Type-73 Maintain an Active License/Certificate & Show Proof Maintain an Active License/Certificate & Show Proof Renewing state licenseRenewing state license (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, Speech Language Pathologist) (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, Speech Language Pathologist) National CertificateNational Certificate (NCSP, NCSN, NCC, NCSC, Certificate Speech/Hearing) (NCSP, NCSN, NCC, NCSC, Certificate Speech/Hearing) NBPTSNBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards)OR 80 CPDUS within 5-year renewal period 80 CPDUS within 5-year renewal period Illinois School Counselor Association

5 CPDUs? Continuing Professional Development Units Continuing Professional Development Units Unit of measurement used by ISBE to award credit of participation in a broad range of activities. Unit of measurement used by ISBE to award credit of participation in a broad range of activities. Various activities to earn CPDUs (see matrix) Various activities to earn CPDUs (see matrix) Attending workshops, conferences, etc.Attending workshops, conferences, etc. 1 CPDU = 1 hour of attendance 1 CPDU = 1 hour of attendance 5 hour workshop (not including lunch)= 5 CPDUs5 hour workshop (not including lunch)= 5 CPDUs Must be offered by an approved provider Must be offered by an approved provider Illinois School Counselor Association

6 Examples of Activities Supervising an Intern: Up to 30 CPDUs per renewal period Supervising an Intern: Up to 30 CPDUs per renewal period Completed College Coursework : 15 CPDUs/ sem hr Completed College Coursework : 15 CPDUs/ sem hr Curriculum Development/Assessment: Up to 11 CPDUs/ sem Curriculum Development/Assessment: Up to 11 CPDUs/ sem Participate on improvement/planning committee: up to 8 CPDUs/ sem Participate on improvement/planning committee: up to 8 CPDUs/ sem *Be sure you have all required documents needed for proof of evidence! Example: Supervising an intern requires a written contract between you and the institution from which the intern is enrolled at & a log of dates. Example: Supervising an intern requires a written contract between you and the institution from which the intern is enrolled at & a log of dates. Illinois School Counselor Association

7 Purpose of CPDUs Advance both knowledge & skills consistent with IL Standards endorsed in. Advance both knowledge & skills consistent with IL Standards endorsed in. Develop knowledge & skills in areas determined by State Board of Education to be critical for school service personnel. Develop knowledge & skills in areas determined by State Board of Education to be critical for school service personnel. Address knowledge, skills, goals of your local improvement plan. Address knowledge, skills, goals of your local improvement plan. Address the needs of serving students with disabilities, including adapting & modifying clinical/professional practices to meet the need of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Address the needs of serving students with disabilities, including adapting & modifying clinical/professional practices to meet the need of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Illinois School Counselor Association

8 What about CEs and CEUs? CEs are used by the State of Illinois for licensure. e.g. LPC would collect CEs. CEs are used by the State of Illinois for licensure. e.g. LPC would collect CEs. CEUs are used at some conferences and equate to 5 hours of attendance for every 1 CEU. CEUs are used at some conferences and equate to 5 hours of attendance for every 1 CEU. Both CEs and CEUs CANNOT be transferred/converted into CPDUs! Both CEs and CEUs CANNOT be transferred/converted into CPDUs! Illinois School Counselor Association

9 Approved Providers Workshops and conferences only count towards CPDUs if the provider is recognized by ISBE. Workshops and conferences only count towards CPDUs if the provider is recognized by ISBE. Some approved providers include: IMHCA, ISCA, and ICA. Some approved providers include: IMHCA, ISCA, and ICA. A full list is on Educator Certification Systems website: https://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/ A full list is on Educator Certification Systems website: https://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/ Illinois School Counselor Association

10 When do I need to start counting? Right now! (As of July 1, 2008) Right now! (As of July 1, 2008) Proportionally Reduced if your certificate is still active: 16 CPDUs/year Proportionally Reduced if your certificate is still active: 16 CPDUs/year Example of someone renewing in July 2011: Example of someone renewing in July 2011: : 3 years 80 CPDUs / 3 years = 48 CPDUs Illinois School Counselor Association

11 What about Part-Time Employment? The # of CPDUs needed to renew can be reduced by 50% for any amount during the certificate-holder has been employed and performing services on a part-time basis. The # of CPDUs needed to renew can be reduced by 50% for any amount during the certificate-holder has been employed and performing services on a part-time basis. CPDUs Needed When Active CPDUs Needed When Active Validity Cycle Per Year Per Semester Full Time 80 CPDUs 16 CPDUs 8 CPDUs Part Time 40 CPDUs 8 CPDUs 4 CPDUs Illinois School Counselor Association

12 CPDU Reduction Continued Example: If you are.50 FTE during all 5 years of the renewal period then you would be required to complete 50% of CPDUs required or 40 CPDUs. If you are.50 FTE during all 5 years of the renewal period then you would be required to complete 50% of CPDUs required or 40 CPDUs. For each semester you are not employed (inactive) you subtract that semesters CPDUs e.g. unemployed 1.5 years. Subtract 24 CPDUS from total 80 Proportionate rate only relevant if using CPDU renewal option Illinois School Counselor Association

13 Certificate Status & Renewing Status of your certificate is important during renewal Status of your certificate is important during renewal Valid & Active: You are currently employed Valid & Active: You are currently employed Valid & Exempt: Not currently working/employed Valid & Exempt: Not currently working/employed Changing your status Changing your status Done online at ECS under EXEMPTIONS Done online at ECS under EXEMPTIONS Enter/review your exemptionsEnter/review your exemptions Modify Exemption Status Modify Exemption Status Indicate which semester are active and which are exempt Indicate which semester are active and which are exempt Provide reason for exemption Provide reason for exemption Then submitted to the ROE and approved/deniedThen submitted to the ROE and approved/denied Illinois School Counselor Association

14 What if I hold two certificates? When two certificates are being used at the same time, the certificate used for 50% or more of the school day determines the continuing professional development requirements you complete. When two certificates are being used at the same time, the certificate used for 50% or more of the school day determines the continuing professional development requirements you complete.Examples: 60% day Student Service & 40% day teaching: - Complete Student Service Personnel requirements 50% day Administration & 50% day Student Service: - You choose which certificate to renew 40% day Student Service & 60% day teaching - Complete teaching requirements Illinois School Counselor Association

15 What are Rolling Credits? In the second and subsequent renewal cycles, and creditable activities completed on or after April 1st if not claimed in the prior renewal period can be rolled over into the subsequent renewal cycle. In the second and subsequent renewal cycles, and creditable activities completed on or after April 1st if not claimed in the prior renewal period can be rolled over into the subsequent renewal cycle. Activities cannot be counted twice Activities cannot be counted twice i.e. not in the current and next renewal cycle i.e. not in the current and next renewal cycle Illinois School Counselor Association

16 How do I go about submitting my CPDUs? Electronically at https://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/ Electronically at https://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/ ECS (Educator Certification System) tracks your professional development activities ECS (Educator Certification System) tracks your professional development activities ECS allows you to register and renew your certificate(s) online ECS allows you to register and renew your certificate(s) online Illinois School Counselor Association

17 ECS Tutorial Illinois School Counselor Association

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25 Date must be typed exactly how they state e.g. 01/01/2009 Illinois School Counselor Association

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28 Your CPDU Evidence of Completion that will be handed out at a workshop can be typed word for word into this box. Illinois School Counselor Association

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32 Tips when using the ECS Allow yourself time to enter with no distractions! Allow yourself time to enter with no distractions! Often kicked out after short period of time Often kicked out after short period of time Limited characters. Abbreviate & be concise with descriptions Limited characters. Abbreviate & be concise with descriptions ECS keeps a running total of your CPDUs for you! ECS keeps a running total of your CPDUs for you! Keep track of meeting dates and any other additional info needed to receive credit for an activity & include it when possible Keep track of meeting dates and any other additional info needed to receive credit for an activity & include it when possible Illinois School Counselor Association

33 Statement of Assurance An electronic statement verifying that you have completed all of the professional development activities that you listed on the Educator Certification System. An electronic statement verifying that you have completed all of the professional development activities that you listed on the Educator Certification System. It is confirmation from you that you have met all professional development requirements. It is confirmation from you that you have met all professional development requirements. Illinois School Counselor Association

34 Submitting the Statement of Assurance Can only be done on or after September 1 of the final year of your validity cycle. Can only be done on or after September 1 of the final year of your validity cycle. If I expire 7/1/2011 then I can submit it no sooner than 9/1/2010 If I expire 7/1/2011 then I can submit it no sooner than 9/1/2010 Once you have entered all of the applicable professional development onto the Educator Certification System, select "Statement of Assurance". Once you have entered all of the applicable professional development onto the Educator Certification System, select "Statement of Assurance". Next, select "Submit/Review Statement of Assurance". Ensure that everything listed is accurate, and "Submit the Statement of Assurance". Next, select "Submit/Review Statement of Assurance". Ensure that everything listed is accurate, and "Submit the Statement of Assurance". Illinois School Counselor Association

35 After submitting the statement Once the Statement is approved by your Regional Superintendent and the State Teacher Certification Board (as opposed to the State Board of Education), you may re-register with your Regional Office of Education for the next validity cycle. Once the Statement is approved by your Regional Superintendent and the State Teacher Certification Board (as opposed to the State Board of Education), you may re-register with your Regional Office of Education for the next validity cycle. Registration fee: $25.00 per Renewal Period Registration fee: $25.00 per Renewal Period Illinois School Counselor Association

36 Statement goes to ROE & recommends statement/ CPDUs ROE sends it off to State Teacher Certification Board STCB makes final decision If passed certificate is renewed Pay $25 next cycle to begin Enter CPDUs into ECS During renewal period 80 CPDUS in 5 yrs Sept 1 st of last year Of renewal cycle Submit Statement of Assurance Illinois School Counselor Association Recertification Process Overview


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