Frequently Asked Questions
License Changes starting July 1, 2020
Q: I have a current Level 1, 2 or 3 Utah Educator License?
Your license automatically becomes a Professional Educator License.
Q: I have an expired Level 1, 2 or 3 Utah Educator License?
When you renew your Utah Educator License, it will be renewed to a Professional Educator License. Until then it will reflect the level you had when it expired.
Q: How do I renew my expired level 1, 2 or 3 Utah Educator License?
Level 2 and 3 licenses renew online at Educator Licensing Online. Level 1 licenses renew through the Licensing Department. Please contact USBE Licensing at 801-538-7740 for details.
Q: I am currently in ARL what happens to my license?
If your ARL license is not expired and you have a current assignment in CACTUS, your ARL license will automatically convert to an Associate Educator Level.
If your ARL license is expired but you are active in the program, please contact ARL as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-538-7740 to determine next steps.
Q: I have an APT License what happens to my license?
If your APT license is not expired and you have a current assignment in CACTUS, it will automatically convert to an Associate Educator License.
All other APT licenses expire June 30, 2020.
Q: I have a Level 1 or 2 Local Education Agency (LEA)-Specific License, what happens to it?
These licenses will expire on June 30, 2020 regardless of the expiration date noted in CACTUS. Please contact your LEA (employing district or charter school) to find out future steps.
Q: I have an International Guest Teacher license?
Your license automatically becomes a Professional Educator License with the same expiration date.
Utah State Board of Education – FAQ Licensing Changes on 7/1/2020 – ADA Compliant 5/2020 page 2
Q: I am in the ARL program to add a new license area of concentration/endorsement to my existing Utah Educator License?
On July 1, if your standard Utah Educator License is current, it will automatically become a Professional Educator License. The license area of concentration you are earning will become an Associate Area of Concentration and the endorsement will become an Associate level Endorsement.
Q: I have a State-approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP) in an endorsement?
The endorsement will become an Associate Endorsement with the same expiration date.
Q: My SAEP expires on Oct 1, 2020 and I can’t take the required courses this summer because of COVID-19?
Check our website after August 31, 2020 to complete and submit an SAEP Endorsement extension request.
Q: I have a restricted license area of concentration or endorsement what will happen to it?
These license areas and endorsements will expire on June 30, 2020. Please contact your LEA (employing district or charter school) to find out future steps.
Q: Why did my license area of concentration change?
As of July 1, 2020,
- Elementary (K-6) and Elementary (1-8) are being combined into one license area Elementary Education, which will qualify you to teach grades Kindergarten-Grade 8.
- Middle and Secondary Education are being combined as Secondary Education.
- Communications Disorders (K-12) has been renamed Audiologist.
- Administrative/Supervisory (K-12) has been renamed School Leadership.