South Carolina

TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal

South Carolina

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 South Carolina teachers with salary advancement.

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

State License Renewal: Yes

The following information is from the South Carolina Department of Education.

Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support South Carolina teachers.

Renewing a Professional License

Effective beginning June 26, 2020, Regulation 43-55 was amended to remove the requirement of a graduate course for certificate renewal for educators who do not hold a master’s degree.

Educators may complete academic credit-bearing coursework through a Regionally Accredited Institute of Higher Education for renewal credit.

  • 1 semester hour = 20 renewal credits

Eligible coursework must be presented on an Official Transcript and must:

  • Relate to the educator’s current field(s) of certification;
  • Meet requirements for adding another field of certification to the educator’s certificate; or
  • Relate to the topics of technology, curriculum design, or instructional practices.

Educators are encouraged to seek pre-approval for any coursework or programs they seek to complete for renewal purposes. For formal course approval, please submit a detailed course description along with a Request for Change/Action Form. The Office of Educator Services does not offer course approvals via phone call or email.

[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]

For further information, see the South Carolina Department of Education.