Retiree PLUs


Send an email to Professional Standards Commission (Georgia PSC) and ask about the requirements for recertification.

Send the response to



Step 1:  Register online for the  2 classes:

Step 2:  Send a cashier's check or money order for $150 to HGRESA  717 Smith Street  Dublin, GA and put a note indicating payment for 2 courses.  Out of area costs are $300 ($150 per course)  

Step 3:  Purchase the two books:  Teaching Adolescent Writers by Kelly Gallagher and Classroom Management by Dr. Harry Wong. (used is great)

Step 4:  Create a log with date, time, activity, number of hours and log in what you do (tasks). The total number of hours required for each book study is 50 hours so you will turn in two logs with 100 or more hours. 

Step 5:  You will read each book, take notes on each chapter, and then use the notes to share with a pre-service teacher, new teacher, or a teacher who is new to the career like 1 to 5 years. You will log when you are reading, taking notes, and sharing. If you don't have 50 hours, then you will research about writing and classroom management and include this on your log.

Step 6:  You will follow the above for book two.

Step 7:  When you finish both books, contact Dr. Belita Gordon for a phone discussion or face to face discussion on the writing book and contact Mr. Charles Ellington for a phone discussion or face to face discussion on the classroom management book. You will share with them the most important things you learned and how teachers could use the books.

Step 8:  When you finish, email  ( your log and copies of book notes. Get the teacher that you shared the info, to email a note indicating that the info was shared.  (an email for each book)

Step 9:  Send teaching certificate number and home mailing address to

Upon completion of all steps and payment, 5 to 10 PLUs will be issued by HGRESA to the participant. It is the participant's responsibility to obtain necessary forms from PSC and complete certification renewal steps. The participant will need to send the PLU form to PSC.

Updated:  March 14, 2021