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Superintendent Development Programs

Effective September 1, 1999, individuals who had not completed all requirements for the Lifetime Superintendent Certificate were issued the Standard Superintendent Certificate that must be renewed every 5 years.

Current holders of the Lifetime Superintendent Certificate are not required to participate in the renewal process but may voluntarily choose to do so.

The renewal process for superintendents, principals, and assistant principals includes obtaining 200 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit every 5 years. The local school board will be notified at the end of a 5-year period of any employed superintendents participating in the renewal process, as required or voluntarily, who have not met renewal requirements.

Superintendents who fail to satisfy each of the requirements to renew their Standard Certificate(s) by the renewal date move to inactive status and are ineligible for employment in a Texas public school district in a position for which that certificate is required until all appropriate requirements are satisfied.

Complete information on SBEC rules for renewal requirements for superintendents can be found at the Texas Administrative Code Chapter 242.

Region 4 is prepared to provide the following programs to meet the 200-hour requirement for the Standard Superintendent Certificate as listed in Texas Administrative Code 242.15:

  • Values and Ethics of Leadership
  • Leadership and District Culture
  • Human Resources Leadership and Management
  • Policy and Governance
  • Communications and Community Relations
  • Organizational Planning and Development
  • Instructional Leadership and Management

If you require additional assistance, please call Dr. Robby McGowen, Chief Officer of Administrative Services, at 713.744.6588 or e-mail

As additional training dates and times are scheduled, they will be shared with local boards and superintendents and will be listed on the Region 4 School Board & Superintendent Development Services web pages.

7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708