•  MDE SCECH Overview

    The MDE requires your Personal Identification Code (PIC) when obtaining SCECHs.
    How to locate your PIC number.

    State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) are earned by attending professional development activities approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). These hours can be used for renewal of certificates and licenses issued by the MDE, Office of Professional Preparation Services.

    There are two categories of SCECH programs: Traditional and Non-Traditional programs.

    Traditional Professional Development: 

    • Conferences
    • Meetings and workshops

    Non-Traditional Professional Development:

    You must contact your local SCECH sponsor to obtain complete description, qualification requirements, instructions, and rules prior to starting the following assignments to receive SCECHs. Credit can only be earned by filing the appropriate documentation with your local SCECH sponsor within 30 days after the assignment is complete.  

    • Mentoring a new teacher or administrator in your school
    • Supervising a college student during their student teaching or pre-teaching experience
    • Serving on a P.A. 25 School Improvement Team or School Committee.  Participants must have verified attendance at 3/4 of the scheduled meetings, but not less than six meetings, to be eligible for SCECHs.

    The complete list of SCECH programs available in the SCECH Catalog

    Contact the Sponsor of the program or Program Facilitator for registration and specific program information.

    The complete list of approved sponsors is located at: