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Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor (JROTC) Authorization Renewal

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Am I in the Right Place?

This checklist is for applicants who are seeking to renew a junior reserve officer training corps instructor (JROTC) authorization. You may apply to renew your authorization any time within 6 months of expiration, but no sooner. If you have never held a JROTC authorization, please review the other checklists and make the appropriate selection.

Plan Ahead

  • You will need electronic copies of all documentation.
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  • Allow ample time to request any third party transcripts or other documentation.


  • The JROTC authorization may be renewable, based upon documented evidence of service-specific JROTC re-certification, following successful completion of a service-specific JROTC re-certification course, or other requirements as may be stipulated. (View Renewal Summary Form).

Application Fee:


Authorization Expires:

5 years from date of issue



  • In most cases, additional fingerprinting is not required for renewal applications.
    • If you already hold a valid, CDE-issued educational credential and have consistently maintained an active credential (authorization or license) since you submitted your fingerprints, you can skip this step. We reserve the right to evaluate your application for adherence to the fingerprint requirements and will notify you by email should any follow-up be needed.
    • If you have submitted fingerprints for CDE credentialing in the past, but allowed all credentials to lapse and have held no active credential for a period exceeding 1 year, you must submit a new set of fingerprints.

View Fingerprinting Instructions )


  • Obtain proof of completion of 6 semester hours or 90 clock hours of renewal credit.
    • Note that 1 semester hour = 15 clock hours.
    • Your credits must not be more than 5 years old.


  • Within the application you must include employment history for at least the past 5 years.
    • Include employer/business name, dates of employment, reason for leaving, work addresses, supervisor names, and contact information.
  • Complete the Summary Report of Professional Activities Form.
    Download the Summary Report Form )


  • If applicable, obtain supporting documentation on the following:
    • Past criminal history
    • Disciplinary actions
    • Any issues related to licensure or employment

    View Self-Disclosure Requirements )

Register and Apply

Once you have gathered all of the information listed above, you are ready to begin the online application process! Just register for the eLicensing system or, if you are already registered, log in. Then, select the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor application to get started.

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For questions, email or call 303-866-6628.