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If you have received a notice that your Utah Professional Teaching License will expire this information will help guide you through the process as many steps to renewal have changed.

or Sign-up for a USIMS

Sign in or sign up for a USIMS account here and follow the Checklist to confirm that all steps have been completed. You should see things like:

  • Fingerprints / Background (IF needed!) If your last cleared prints were initiated after July 1, 2015 and/or a FBI Rapback renewed status is documented in CACTUS / USIMS then you do not need to have your prints retaken.
    • Fingerprinting for “WIN Name Check Only”For educators who are not registered in FBI Rapback due to poor fingerprint quality, they must complete fingerprinting every two (2) years (R277-301-10). They will be notified by USBE to complete fingerprinting and their CACTUS account will be flagged. These educators will not qualify for funding, license renewals, etc. until the fingerprinting process is complete. Review Fingerprinting for “WIN Name Check Only” for details
  • Student Data Privacy – the Document says you do not need to print the certificate. Until USIMS is a bit more stable, I would suggest printing it for your folder of renewing information in case of an audit/monitoring.
  • Ethics Review 15 – 20ish minute review

Suicide Prevention ~ Two Options

  1. Complete through the USBE website
    • This is the link to USBE website
    • click on “enroll in Suicide Prevention Training
    • You must print the certificate of completion and keep with your documentation. You can use these 2 hours as renewal hours if you would like to.
  2. Preferred! (because you can always find the proof if USBE monitors you)
    • Safeschool/Vector. Print the certificate of completion for this course.
    • This is the link to Safeschools 
    • Use your Employee ID to log-in.
    • Of course, you can use these 2 hours as renewal licensure hours.

Important information on suicide prevention: Use your 2 hours suicide prevention hours in the Professional Learning category on page 2 of the renewal form.

The Renewal Form

This form has changed but I think for the better. As you move through the documents, if you have any questions, please reach out to Diana Dean, she is happy to help!

NOTES about the form:

  • Active Educators can use the USBE COVID hours.
  • USBE only wants 100 hours documented with verification (or slightly over 100 hours)
  • You may find acceptable hours for renewal on MIDAS Transcript:
  • Midas professional development catalog 
  • For ideas of acceptable hours for renewal, read each of the category headings (in blue) on the renewal form

After you complete the requirements/steps, meet with your Licensed Administrator to review your supporting document and obtain signatures and approval on the renewal form. You must provide the completed renewal form as well as all supporting documentation for review.

Final Step: Complete the on-line renewal process through USIMS

Additional Helpful Information

  • To calculate hours~
    • 1 University Credit = 18 renewal hours
    • 1 USBE Credit = 15 renewal hours
    • 1 District Credit = 18 hours
    • 1 hour of acceptable renewal activity = 1 renewal hour
  • Here is a chart that you might find helpful

Happy New Year and happy renewing.