Here are the steps required to renew a teaching license in Mississippi. If you need to see a tutorial with photos, please click here.

Create an ELMS account

If you are have not already created an ELMS (Educator Licensure Management System) account on the MDE website:


1. Go to the ELMS login.
2. Click "Create a New User Account" at the top right corner of the screen.
3. Set up your account by following the directions.

YOU WILL BE THE ONLY PERSON WITH ACCESS TO YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD!


Add CEUs

1. Go to the ELMS login.
2. Enter your User Name and Password.
3. Click "Login To System".
4. Click "Educator" directly below Educator Licensure Management System.
5. Click "View Your Credentials Here".
6. Click "Professional Development" (this is listed on the far left side of the screen)
7. Underneath the CEUs section, click "Click Here to Add a CEU".
8. Enter your information, then click "Submit".
9. Your information should automatically show up in your list of CEUs, and the total number of hours completed should update in the top section of the page.