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Once you have your Professional license, you need to renew the license every five years from the date of issue or from the date of the last renewal.You can do this by successfully completing Professional Development Points (PDPs) which is the unit of measurement of professional development opportunities.Individual professional development plans must contain a minimum number of PDPs of which a certain number need to be content based.In order to renew licenses in various languages, PDPs need to be accumulated in all areas.

See Education Laws and Regulations for detailed information.The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has documented the specific activities that can be awarded PDPs as well as the number of PDPs allocated to each activity. See the full Recertification Guidelines for Massachusetts Educators to learn more.

MaFLA offers numerous high quality content professional development opportunities over the school year and in the summer.Check our website and our newsletter for upcoming events.Please remember that it is the individuals responsibility to document and maintain their PDPs.