• Educator Certification

  • The South Carolina Department of Education (My SC Educator Portal) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) require that all district and school professional staff members hold appropriate credentials for the positions they occupy in order to meet accreditation standards mandated by State Board of Education Regulation 43-300.  

    • Maintain a valid, current teaching certificate as required for your current position with CCSD.  Share a copy of your certificate with your principal.  

    Each year, be sure to review your information at My SC Educator Portal (Name, Certificate Type, Class, Years of Experience, Expiration Date, and Mailing Address).  Print a copy of your Educator License to check your mailing address.  

    Educators are responsible for updating name and contact information relevant to their SC Certificate.  

    • For those seeking initial certification: 

    Initial Certificate Info - SCDE 

    • For those seeking certificate reciprocity (transferring to SC from another state):

    Out-of-State Educators

    • For those seeking to advance an Initial certificate to a Professional certificate:  

    Professional Certificate Info and Renewal - SCDE 

    • Steps to renew your current Professional Certificate: 

    CCSD Employee Certificate Renewal Steps  

    Alternative certification holders with questions should contact the appropriate Program Coordinator at SCDE or locally, as applicable:

    SCDE Alt Program Contact Info: altcertification@ed.sc.gov; 803-896-0325

    Additional Questions: 

    Contact CCSD’s Human Resources: Hrinfo@charleston.k12.sc.us; 843-937-6380