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Go to the MS Department of Education website homepage at www.mde.k12.ms.us and follow the link to the Licensure homepage.

Click into “Create a New User Account”. Set up your own Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) account by clicking through the questions asked. You will decide on your own User ID and Password.

Once you have set up your own account, you can edit your profile as needed if your address, name or phone changes.

From the Credentials page, look to the far left and click on the link that says “Professional Development”. At this page, each educator has the capability of entering CEUs or coursework for renewal of their licenses.

Click on “Add a CEU”. As CEUs are earned for renewal, each educator needs to enter it on this page. At the top of the page, it is already calculated for the number of CEUs or courses needed to renew based on the Class of the license you hold. When enough CEUs are entered to renew, the page will give you the option of filing a renewal application.

Submit your electronic application. It will go to the ELMS Queue of the school district.

Forward your original CEU certificates earned or the transcript showing the renewal coursework to the Office of Human Resources.

Once HR verifies that the professional development has been completed, they will approve the renewal application. The license will be automatically renewed and can be viewed from the virtual License Look-up sight. A renewed official license will be printed the next day in the Office of Educator Licensure and mailed to the educator.

Professional development for license renewal (CEUs or coursework) must be completed during the validity period of a 5-year standard license. Only one method of renewal can be utilized during a validity cycle. MDE does not accept CEUs for less than .5 or 5 contact hours.

SEMI credits for Career Administrators will be loaded into the ELMS professional development files by MDE. CEUs earned through the MDE eLearning for Educators will also be loaded into ELMS by MDE.