State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)-Formerly SB-CEUs


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What are they?


On May 18, 2012 the Michigan Department of Education revised the Administrative Rules which changed SB-CEUs to State Continuing Education Hours and those hours to be clock hours. The MDE combined the terms to name the renewal credits State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). SCECHs are State approved in-service, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificates issued by the MDE. SCECHs are the total number of instructional hours in a program. The eight (8) hour session would now award 8 SCECHs instead of .8 SB-CEUs.

 Who needs them?

Anyone who holds the following certificates and licenses are eligible to obtain and use SCECHs toward renewal:

  • School Psychologist
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • School Administrator

Those who have the following certificates:

  • Professional Education
  • Occupational Education
  • Provisional Education

Note:  Social Workers cannot use SCECHs towards their renewal.  Social Worker Continuing Education Units (SW-CEUs) are different from SCECHs.  For more information on social worker certification, visit  OAISD at this time does not offer SW-CEUs.  

Options to Earn SCECHs:

SCECHs are available for a majority of OAISD workshops and conferences.  For a listing of our approved SCECH programs, please visit:  OAISD Professional Development.

Where are they housed:

Michigan SB-CEUs (now SCECHs) earned prior to January 1, 2010 is kept on file with individual sponsors. You will need to contact each individual sponsor for any program you attended that offered SB-CEUs to request an official transcript. For a transcript from Ottawa Area ISD, please contact Karen Kooiker . You will need to provide your current last name, along with any other names you earned credit under. A transcript will be mailed upon your request.

For any programs ending after January 1, 2010, your records will be in MOECS from all sponsors.

Attendance Requirements:


  • That the MDE and OAISD requires 100% attendance for SCECH programs.
  • No SCECHs will be awarded if any part of this program is missed and no make-ups are available.
  • You must sign in before the class and sign out after the class (if required to do so)--failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your SCECHs for the class.
  • If out-of-class assignments are advertised in advance, you must complete them in order to received the SCECHs.
  • You are eligible for either SCECHs or College Credit, but not both because it is a duplication of credit.
  • Please complete the MDE online evaluationin the SCR within 30 days of the email notification.

    -The coordinator uploads eligible attendees' registration information into the SCR when the program is complete.                -Attendees are notified by email that the required online evaluation is available.                                                                     -After completing the online evaluation, and paying for it if applicable, the SCECHs are awarded to your SCR account.   (You must have an SCR account and complete the evaluation to be awarded SCECHs.)

In addition, you can earn SCECHs for the following non-traditional activities:

  • Serving as a Mentor to a New Teacher
  • Serving as a Supervising a Student Teacher
  • Serving as a New Administrator Mentor
  • Serving as a New Principal Mentor
  • Serving as a Supervising School Psychologist
  • Serving as a Supervising School Counselor
  • Serving on a PA25 School Improvement Team
  • Serving on a School Committee

For additional information regarding requirements, eligibilty and deadlines, please contact Karen Kooiker, SCECH Coordinator

If you want more information about Teacher Certification, please contact our Human Resources Department.

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MDE Teacher Certification Information


The MDE Provisional Teaching Certificate has changed to a Standard Teaching Certificate.

The Standard Teaching Certificate is a five-year teaching certificate with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year upon completion of requirements.

Current Provisional teaching certificates will be automatically converted into Standard teaching certificates.

Teachers who have lapsed Provisional Teaching Certificates (or Standard Teaching Certificates) will now be eligible to renew under the Standard Teaching Certificate upon completion of requirements.