Educator Certification Information Page

Certification Renewal Open: January 1, 2022

APPLY ONLINE!! You may apply for renewal certificates on RIDE Portal.

On Jan 1, 2022, RIDE will begin the third year of certification renewal using Professional Learning Units (PLUs). Educators renewing certificates in 2022 will need to show evidence of PLUs. More information can be found here.

All educators will need to have their PLUs verified by the district prior to renewing with RIDE. Otherwise, you will get an error message stating that required PLUs have not been confirmed with RIDE and you will not be allowed to complete your renewal application. Follow the steps below to submit your PLU hours for approval:

Log into your Frontline Professional Growth account.

  1. Download a PDF copy of your transcript at: My Info | Print Transcript | Open File

  2. Email the PDF attachment to the Director of Human Resources.

  3. Your transcript will be verified by HR and sent to the Deputy Superintendent for approval.

  4. You will be notified once it's approved.

  5. You may now submit your renewal application on the RIDE Portal.

Note: You must provide a copy of your renewed certificate to Human Resources. See instructions for downloading a PDF to email to aguiark@portsmouthschoolsri.org

RIGL § 16-11-1. Certification of public school teachers required — Deductions from state aid for noncompliance: "No person shall be employed to teach, as principal or assistant, in any school supported wholly or in part by public money unless the person shall have a certificate of qualification issued by or under the authority of the board of regents for elementary and secondary education."