State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)


(PIC Mandatory)

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are State Board approved credit for qualifying in-services, workshops, trainings or conferences, that may be used for renewal of selected certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education.

Significance of SCECHs

For teachers, administrators and education paraprofessionals, a record of SCECHs taken is an excellent item to include in a portfolio or as an attachment to a resume. For certificate renewal, teachers, school psychologists, or administrators who hold the following certificates must obtain 150 SCECHs, six approved college credits, or a combination of both every five years:

  • Professional Education Certificate
  • Occupational Education Certificate
  • School Psychologist Certificate


Note: MDE does not issue school administrators a certificate. However, they are required to complete 150 SCECHs, six semester hours, or a combination of both every five years for continued employment.

Generic SCECHs cannot be used toward renewal of a Michigan Teacher or School Psychologist Certificate. Only state approved SCECH training counts toward certificate renewal. Training program and/or conferences sponsored by either an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and/or Michigan Virtual University (MVU) may be eligible for SCECH via a collaborative agreement between MDE and IACET and MVU, respectively.

If you have questions about your certification and renewal, please contact the Michigan Department of Education's Office of Professional Preparation Services. Information is available online at the MDE website.



Transcripts of SCECHs awarded through WISD are available at no charge. Send a written request to the WISD SCECH program coordinator Cheryl Taylor. Be sure to include your name, home address, email, and phone number.



SCECH Information  (PDF)

MDE Information (PDF)

MDE Educator Certification

NonTraditional Opportunities for SCECH Credit (PDF)

Locating Your PIC (PDF)

SCECH Program Application (PDF)

Non-Traditional School Improvement Team Verification Form (PDF)

Non-Traditional School Committee Verification Form (PDF)

Non-Traditional Mentor Verification Form for Teachers-Counselors-Psychologists-Administrators (PDF)

District Provided Professional Development Form - Certificate Renewal (PDF)