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Type 73 Recertification

  1. 1. Type 73 Recertification: Everything You Need to Know Stephanie Andrews, V-P Graduate Students Dan Stasi, ISCA Executive Director Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  2. 2. Background Information <ul><li>Illinois State Board of Education Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Effective July 1, 2008 and forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything received prior to 7/1/2008 will not count </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affects Illinois Public School Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Covers all Type-73 Certificate Holders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists) </li></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  3. 3. Who it does NOT affect <ul><li>Substitutes on a part-time/day-to-day basis </li></ul><ul><li>Nonpublic Schools </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE! You still must maintain your certificate active and valid by paying the registration fee in order to renew. </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  4. 4. What do I have to do? <ul><li>2 ways to renew your Type-73 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain an Active License/Certificate & Show Proof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renewing state license </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, Speech Language Pathologist) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Certificate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(NCSP, NCSN, NCC, NCSC, Certificate Speech/Hearing) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NBPTS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 CPDUS within 5-year renewal period </li></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  5. 5. CPDUs? <ul><li>Continuing Professional Development Units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit of measurement used by ISBE to award credit of participation in a broad range of activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various activities to earn CPDUs (see matrix) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attending workshops, conferences, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 CPDU = 1 hour of attendance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 hour workshop (not including lunch)= 5 CPDUs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be offered by an approved provider </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  6. 6. Examples of Activities <ul><li>Supervising an Intern: Up to 30 CPDUs per renewal period </li></ul><ul><li>Completed College Coursework : 15 CPDUs/ sem hr </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development/Assessment: Up to 11 CPDUs/ sem </li></ul><ul><li>Participate on improvement/planning committee: up to 8 CPDUs/ sem </li></ul><ul><li>*Be sure you have all required documents needed for proof of evidence! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Supervising an intern requires a written contract between you and the institution from which the intern is enrolled at & a log of dates. </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  7. 7. Purpose of CPDUs <ul><li>Advance both knowledge & skills consistent with IL Standards endorsed in. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop knowledge & skills in areas determined by State Board of Education to be critical for school service personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Address knowledge, skills, goals of your local improvement plan. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  8. 8. What about CEs and CEUs? <ul><li>CEs are used by the State of Illinois for licensure . e.g. LPC would collect CEs. </li></ul><ul><li>CEUs are used at some conferences and equate to 5 hours of attendance for every 1 CEU. </li></ul><ul><li>Both CEs and CEUs CANNOT be transferred/converted into CPDUs! </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  9. 9. Approved Providers <ul><li>Workshops and conferences only count towards CPDUs if the provider is recognized by ISBE. </li></ul><ul><li>Some approved providers include: IMHCA, ISCA, and ICA. </li></ul><ul><li>A full list is on Educator Certification Systems website: https://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/ </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  10. 10. When do I need to start counting? <ul><li>Right now! (As of July 1, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Proportionally Reduced if your certificate is still active: 16 CPDUs/year </li></ul><ul><li>Example of someone renewing in July 2011: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2011-2008: 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 CPDUs / 3 years = 48 CPDUs </li></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  11. 11. What about Part-Time Employment? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>CPDUs Needed When Active </li></ul><ul><li>Validity Cycle Per Year Per Semester </li></ul><ul><li>Full Time 80 CPDUs 16 CPDUs 8 CPDUs </li></ul><ul><li>Part Time 40 CPDUs 8 CPDUs 4 CPDUs </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  12. 12. CPDU Reduction Continued <ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For each semester you are not employed (inactive) you subtract that semester’s CPDUs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. unemployed 1.5 years. Subtract 24 CPDUS from total 80 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proportionate rate only relevant if using CPDU renewal option </li></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  13. 13. Certificate Status & Renewing <ul><li>Status of your certificate is important during renewal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid & Active: You are currently employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid & Exempt: Not currently working/employed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing your status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Done online at ECS under EXEMPTIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter/review your exemptions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modify Exemption Status </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indicate which semester are active and which are exempt </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide reason for exemption </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then submitted to the ROE and approved/denied </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  14. 14. What if I hold two certificates? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>60% day Student Service & 40% day teaching: </li></ul><ul><li>- Complete Student Service Personnel requirements </li></ul><ul><li>50% day Administration & 50% day Student Service: </li></ul><ul><li>- You choose which certificate to renew </li></ul><ul><li>40% day Student Service & 60% day teaching </li></ul><ul><li>- Complete teaching requirements </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  15. 15. What are Rolling Credits? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities cannot be counted twice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. not in the current and next renewal cycle </li></ul></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  16. 16. How do I go about submitting my CPDUs? <ul><li>Electronically at https://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/ </li></ul><ul><li>ECS (Educator Certification System) tracks your professional development activities </li></ul><ul><li>ECS allows you to register and renew your certificate(s) online </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  17. 17. ECS Tutorial Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
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  20. 25. Date must be typed exactly how they state e.g. 01/01/2009 Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
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  23. 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 www.ilschoolcounselor.org
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  27. 32. Tips when using the ECS <ul><li>Allow yourself time to enter with no distractions! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often kicked out after short period of time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limited characters. Abbreviate & be concise with descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>ECS keeps a running total of your CPDUs for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of meeting dates and any other additional info needed to receive credit for an activity & include it when possible </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  28. 33. Statement of Assurance <ul><li>An electronic statement verifying that you have completed all of the professional development activities that you listed on the Educator Certification System. </li></ul><ul><li>It is confirmation from you that you have met all professional development requirements. </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  29. 34. Submitting the Statement of Assurance <ul><li>Can only be done on or after September 1 of the final year of your validity cycle. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If I expire 7/1/2011 then I can submit it no sooner than 9/1/2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once you have entered all of the applicable professional development onto the Educator Certification System, select &quot;Statement of Assurance&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, select &quot;Submit/Review Statement of Assurance&quot;. Ensure that everything listed is accurate, and &quot;Submit the Statement of Assurance&quot;. </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  30. 35. After submitting the statement <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration fee: $25.00 per Renewal Period </li></ul>Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org
  31. 36. Recertification Process Overview Statement goes to ROE & recommends statement/ CPDUs 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 ROE sends it off to State Teacher Certification Board STCB makes final decision If passed certificate is renewed Pay $25 next cycle to begin Illinois School Counselor Association www.ilschoolcounselor.org

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