State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

What are SCECHs?

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are hours earned by attending professional education offerings provided by SCECH Sponsors and approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). These hours can be used for renewal and progression of certificates and licenses issued by the MDE.

Who Needs SCECHs?

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

  • Professional Education Certificate
  • Occupational Certificate
  • School Psychologist Certificate
  • School Counselor License
  • School Administrator
  • Standard Teaching Certificate (previously Provisional Certificate)

How Do I Earn SCECHs?

This is the process for earning SCECH(s) for CSO sponsored professional education offerings:

  • Compete the SCECH Attendance Form at each webinar that you attend; the link to this form will be provided in the chat during each webinar;
  • You will receive a confirmation email, acknowledging your completion of the form; 
    • If you attended a stand-alone webinar, you will also receive a link to register and pay ($10) for your SCECH(s), which will include a deadline to do so
    • If the webinar is part of a series, you will receive a link to register and pay ($10) for your SCECHs at the conclusion of the series, which will include a deadline to do so
      • You do not have to attend all webinars in a series to earn SCECHs; the number of SCECHs you earn is based on the webinars that you attend
  • The attendance record for each webinar or series will be uploaded to the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) by the SCECH Sponsor
  • You will receive an email directing you to MOECS to review your personal account and complete an evaluation. After completion of the evaluation, your SCECHs will be awarded 
    • You will have 30 days after a program is uploaded to update your personal account and complete the evaluation
    • If you do not receive an evaluation email notification within 20 days, please check your MOECS account

Personal Identification Code (PIC)

A PIC is required to register for SCECHs. To locate your PIC, log in to MOECS. Using the Navigation Menu “Manage Demographics” on the left side of the screen, move to the “Personal Information” screen. If you have a PIC, it will be located adjacent to the PIC field. 


If you have questions related to SCECHs, please contact us! If we cannot answer your question, we will do our best to connect you with someone who can. 

Page last modified September 7, 2021