Flash Update: NYSED will cut you a break if you are due to renew in 2015

The Department of Education has modified the requirements exclusively for licensees scheduled to renew in 2015. If you are in that cohort, you can fulfill your continuing education exclusively with self-study courses. These courses are online—but not live—courses, with or without videos. Unlike the Live Online trainings, these don’t require you to log on at a specific date and time. Complete them in the evening or on weekends. The only catch is that they must be courses approved by the State and given by approved providers. We are currently working on our listing of self-study courses (launch in July). Here’s the relevant text from the Department of Education website:

Exception to the limitation on the number of continuing education hours that can be completed through self-study courses

…to assist licensees, who will register between January 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016, in complying with the continuing education requirement during the phase-in period, the Department will allow them to complete 100 percent of their required continuing education through self-study activities that are taken from a provider conditionally approved or approved by the Department. This exception only applies to licensees that register between January 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016.