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Upgrading to a Level 2 License

Upgrade Checklist

Choose from the two links below for your list of upgrade requirements. Detailed information for each requirement can be found below on this page.

secondary upgrade checklist                 elementary upgrade checklist

New Teacher Induction Professional Learning

During your first 3 years of teaching you will complete the New Teacher Induction program. Choose from the two links below for your list of professional learning requirements: 


     Secondary Mentor Supervisor                       Elementary Mentor Supervisor
                 Jenette Jenkins                                                  Allison Riddle
            jejenkins@dsdmail.net                                       ariddle@dsdmail.net
                  801.402.5178                                                     801.402.5390


Suicide Prevention Training

Part One: Login to USBE Suicide Prevention Training

  • Watch video
  • Complete quiz
  • Print, save, and email yourself the certificate


Part Two: Attend a live Suicide Prevention Training in Davis School District. Options include:

  • Attend a Davis District Suicide Prevention Training in October or March. No registration required. Dates and locations available in late August.
  • Attend a Davis District QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training


Cindi Peterson                                     Christi Blankman

Suicide Prevention Training                                QPR Training
cipeterson@dsdmail.net                                      cblankman@dsdmail.net

Praxis PLT

All Elementary and Secondary teachers are required to take the Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis


For active educators employed with Davis School District, reimbursement for passing completion of the Praxis PLT is currently available. To receive a reimbursement, submit your Praxis PLT Score Report PDF via email to:

Dana Palmer

Reimbursements will take up to two weeks.
Note: DSD does not reimburse for Praxis content tests.

Ethics Review

Visit the USBE Educator Licensing site and complete the Ethics Review.

Background Check

Follow the link below and select "Background Check"

  • If you have not completed a background check for USBE since July 1, 2017, you need to do another one.
  • After you have applied and paid for a background check, USBE will email you a fingerprint authorization form.  You must take this form to a live scan site to be fingerprinted.
  • If you get an error message telling you that you do not need one, please contact Jocelyn Heyne in Human Resources to verify this is correct. 

License Upgrade Form

Print a Davis Level 1 Upgrade form and meet with your principal to verify completion of the following:

  • Online and live suicide prevention training sessions
  • Evaluate Davis self-assessment with reflections
  • Four Evaluate Davis observations by an administrator
  • Mid-year summative evaluation with satisfactory scores
  • End-of-year summative evaluation and with satisfactory scores

You will need to bring the following when you meet with your administrator:


Submit Paperwork

Turn in the Davis Level 1 Upgrade form to Jocelyn Heyne in Human Resources. You can pony the upgrade form or scan and email the form.


The deadline for receiving forms is June 20th.

Online Upgrade

When you are eligible for completing the upgrade online, you will receive an email from the USBE with instructions on how to access and print your Level 2 License on the USBE site.

Online upgrade must be completed no later than June 25th.