State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

SCECHs are used as an alternative to renewing an educator certificate.  They are awarded through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) after completion of an online evaluation requirement. The website is opens in a new window.

Individuals who hold the following certificates are eligible to use SCECHs for renewal:

  • Professional Education Certificate
  • Occupational Certificate
  • School Psychologist Certificate
  • School Counselor License
  • School Administrator
  • Standard Teaching Certificate (previously Provisional Certificate)

Social Workers in Michigan cannot use SCECHs for license renewal.

The above certificates require annual renewal every five years.  To renew, the participant must earn 150 SCECHs, 150 DPPD or 6 university credits or a combination (one university credit equals 25 SCECHs).

District Provided Professional Development (DPPD)


Effective July 1, 2020, MDE implemented a change in the process for reporting District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) to be used for teacher re-certification purposes. DPPD must now be entered into Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) as State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). 

VIDEO: DPPD SCECHs Year-Long Application Process – May 2023 

(Previous video: DPPD SCECHs Application Process – May 2021)

MDE Guideline for Professional Learning

SCECHs Application Forms

Year-long Program
Multiple Program
Individual Program – In-Person
Individual Program – Online/Hybrid

Participation/Verification Forms

School Improvement Team
School Committee

SCECHs Attendee Template – Instructions: Download the template as a CSV file, fill out, save, and submit. 

Educator Certification Information

Logging DPPD into MOECS opens in a new window

SCECHs and DPPD Information opens in a new window

Standard Teacher Certificate Renewal opens in a new window

School Counselor Professional Development Standards opens in a new window

Non-Traditional Programs Transition to DPPD/SCECHs opens in a new window

Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) opens in a new window

Locating Your Personal Identification Code (PIC) opens in a new window

MDE Educator Certification Information opens in a new window

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