How to Renew or Reinstate a Teachers License in Hawaii
Renewal of Teaching Certification
Once you obtain your Standard Teaching License in Hawaii, it is good for 5 years, after which time you have to renew it online. Your info will be automatically updated in the HTSB database, and you will pay renewal fees online as well. Licenses can be renewed for up to 6 months before their expiration date.
You have to also complete certain forms and keep them in your files in case of an HTSB audit. These include Confirmation of Experience for Renewal (signed by your supervisor) and Confirmation of Satisfying Hawaii Teacher Performance Standards Documentation. These forms have to be finished, signed, and submitted along with any supplemental or supporting documentation before your license being renewed. Documentation of sanctioned professional growth activities (listed on the form, along with the appropriate documentation appropriate for each activity) have to be submitted to support the Confirmation of Satisfying Hawaii Teacher Performance Standards Documentation form.
Teaching Certification Reinstatement
If your Hawaii teaching license lapsed more than 6 months ago, you have to submit a paper renewal application to have it reinstated. You have to also maintain the two confirmation forms listed above and pay applicable fees. The application should be mailed to Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96871, Attention: Licensing Section.