SCECHs (State Continuing Education Clock Hours)

What are SCECHs?

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are State Board approved inservice, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and for meeting the continuing education requirement for school administrators.

SCECHs vs CEUs

Generic CEUs cannot be used toward the renewal of the aforementioned certificates nor do they meet administrative continuing education requirements. Only state approved "SCECHs" are allowed.

Where Can I Find SCECH Information?

MDE's State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) Program Overview

Guidelines for Professional Development (Under Section 1526 & 1527)

Kent ISD SCECH Department

Who Needs SCECHs?

Individuals who hold the following certificates are eligible to use SCECHs towards renewal:

  1. Provisional Certificate
  2. Professional Certificate
  3. Administrator Certificate 
  4. Occupational Certificate
  5. School Psychologist Certificate
  6. School Guidance Counselor Certificate

Please note: SCECHs cannot be "banked" for future use.  They must be used within the certification renewal time frame.

How Do I Earn SCECHs?

SCECHs can be earned by attending a training/workshop that offers SCECH credit.  At the training/workshop, complete the provided SCECH Registration Form and ALWAYS be sure to sign in and out (100% attendance is required).

SCECHs Earned from "Non-Traditional Activities"

The following "Non-Traditional Activities" have been approved for Kent County educators.  It is important to note, you cannot mix and match committee meetings/school improvement teams.  If you serve on more than one committee/school improvement team offering SCECHs, you can only earn credit for one.  A maximum of ninety (90) SCECHs can be earned using "Non-Traditional Activities" in a certification renewal period.

School Improvement Team Verification Form - REVISED!  Twenty-five (25) (used to be 30) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Improvement Team for one full school year.

School Committee Verification Form - REVISED!  Twenty-five (25) (used to be 30) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Improvement Team for one full school year.

Mentoring Verification Form - REVISED!  Twenty-five (25) (used to be 30) SCECHs may be awarded per semester for:

  • New Teacher Mentor
  • School Counselor Mentor
  • School Psychologist Mentor
    Above mentoring will be for at least a full semester of an academic year.
  • New Principal/Administrator Mentor
    Principal/Admin mentoring will be for one school year 

Supervising Verification Form -

  • Supervision of Student Teacher/Teacher Intern
  • Supervision of School Counselor Internship
  • Supervision of School Psychologist Required Practicum/Internship
    Above supervision for one placement period of not less than eight (8) weeks
  • Supervision of Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier Student/Pre-Service Student (earn up to REVISED!  15 (used to be 20) hours by logging actual supervision time)

To obtain SCECHs for the above Non-Traditional Activities, completed Verification Forms must be returned to the LISD Professional Development Center no later than 30 days from the last meeting date for attendance verification and processing