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State Licensure/Certification Information

State Education LicensureIf you are not a Clemson student and wish to find licensure/certification information, the following documents might be helpful. If you cannot find what you need here, please contact the S.C. State Department of Education or more specifically for licensure/certification here.

Expired License/Certificate or Renewing a License/Certificate

The South Carolina State Department of Education authorizes the requirements to renew an expired educator certificate. Please refer to this site for details. If you have any questions, please contact the South Carolina State Department of Education.

Reciprocal Applicants

Teachers with a valid certificate issued by another state may be eligible for licensure/certification through South Carolina’s reciprocity agreement. Please contact the South Carolina State Department of Education for details and contact information.

Foreign Applicants Applying for Certification

The South Carolina State Department of Education will determine the eligibility of foreign teachers applying for educator licensure/certification. If you have any questions, please contact the South Carolina State Department of Education.

Add-On Certification

Teachers can add additional areas of licensure/certification to their existing certificate by completing the requirements specified by the South Carolina State Department of Education. The South Carolina State Department of Education must authorize adding an area to a license/certificate.

Alternative Certification

The South Carolina State Department of Education offers alternative routes to educator licensure/certification. Please refer to this site for the details. 

Completion of Recommendation/Verification Forms from Other States

Clemson alumni who need to have verification or recommendation forms completed for licensure/certification in other states should contact Bill Millar at 864-656-5095 in the Office of Field & Clinical Experiences, 100 Tillman Hall.