The MDE requires your Personal Identification Code (PIC) when obtaining SCECHs.
How to locate your PIC number.
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; i.e. an eight (8) hour session would award 8 SCECHs.
Individuals who hold the following certificates and licenses are eligible to obtain and use SCECHs toward certificate/licensure renewal:
- Standard Teaching Certificate
- Professional Teaching Certificate
- School Psychologist License
- School Counselor License
- Standard CTE Certificate
- Professional CTE Certificate
- School Administrator Certificate
Under the new Administrative Rules, the credits educators must earn for renewal of their certificate has also expanded to include the five days of professional development a district is required to provide their teachers annually (PA 289, 1995 Sec.380.1527). The options to earn credits for renewal are: 6 college semester credits, 150 state continuing education clock hours, district-provided professional development (Sec. 380.1527), or a combination of these.