Conversion of License Process
Each June, through an automated process, the Licensure Section converts from initial (Standard Professional 1) to continuing (Standard Professional 2) the licenses of those teachers who are employed in LEAs and who may be eligible for conversion. The official designated by the LEA in its approved Beginning Teacher Support Program Plan is responsible for approving the acceptance of the continuing license issued through this process. If a teacher has not taught three years, or if the designated official has knowledge of any reason related to conduct or character to deny the individual teacher a continuing license, then the automatic conversion license cannot be accepted. Forms indicating the denial of a continuing license must be returned to the Licensure Section immediately.
The SCS Human Resource department will handle the conversion process for all approved 3rd year beginning teachers. There is no cost to the teacher with the conversion process.