If you hold a valid National Board Certificate, your overall PD owed is reduced by 60 PD hours.
Example: You hold a PEL with a teaching endorsement, you only owe 60 PD hours instead of 120 PD hours to renew your PEL.
In order to receive your reduction for National Board Certification, you must add your valid certification information as a PD activity on your Professional Development page in ELIS.
Be sure the begin and end dates of the activity are chosen within your current cycle. If you choose dates outside of your cycle, you will not receive credit.
Follow the steps below to successfully add your National Board Certification as an activity in your ELIS account:
Login to ELIS
- On the menu panel, select Professional Development
- Click “click here to add professional development hours”
- Enter your certification information
- Enter 60 professional development hours.
- Select finish