Draft Provisional License Validity Period Guidelines

Got thoughts on how to explain 603 CMR 7.15(14)(g)?

See our post on public comment for DESE guidelines here.

Provisional License Validity Period Guidelines

The Provisional (formerly Preliminary) is valid for five years of employment. As of July 1, 2019 educators are limited to a total of five years of employment under any combination of Provisional licenses. Educators will be required to advance an existing license to Initial by completing an approved route to an Initial license.

The draft guidelines provide different scenarios where educators who hold multiple Provisional licenses and how this impacts their ability to be legally employed after July 1, 2019.

The draft Provisional License Validity Guidelines are available online.

Public comment on the Provisional Validity Period Guidelines will be open through December 8, 2017.

If you have additional questions or comments, they can be submitted to the Office of Educator Licensure. If you need assistance with the survey survey tool or have any questions, please contact the Licensure Call Center at 781-338-6600.

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