Alabama

TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal

Alabama

District Salary Advancement: Yes

You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Alabama teachers with salary advancement.

*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.

State License Renewal: Yes

The following information is from the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Alabama teachers.

1. Teacher license renewal will be granted with verification of one of the following options:

  • Three years of full-time educational experience and 50 clock hours of acceptable professional development.
  • Three years of full-time educational experience and 3 semester hours of acceptable credit.
  • 50 clock hours of acceptable professional development and 3 semester hours of acceptable credit.
  • 6 semester hours of acceptable credit.
  • Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) earned during the valid period of the Professional Educator Certificate that you currently hold.

2. Allowable credit must be earned in one of the following:

a.) A State/state-approved P-12 educator preparation program in the teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR

b.) A State/state-approved P-12 educator preparation program in a different teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR

c.) An academic content course in the teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held

Note: For options 2.a. or 2.b., if credit is earned at a non-Alabama regionally accredited senior institution, Supplement RCR must be submitted to verify that the coursework is part of a state-approved P-12 educator preparation program [CSU-Pueblo meets this criteria]. Click on the state department below and search for “Supplement RCR.”

[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]

For further information, see the Alabama Department of Education.