If you are a qualified teacher, you may be able to claim a credit against your State tax liability for tuition paid to take courses required to maintain certification. This credit applies to individuals who:
a. Currently hold a standard professional certificate or advanced professional certificate;
b. Are employed by a county/city board of education in Maryland, a state or local correctional facility, or a juvenile correctional facility as listed below in the note;
c. Teach in a public school or qualified facility and receive a satisfactory performance;
d. Successfully complete the courses with a grade of B or better; and
e. Have not been fully reimbursed by the state/county/city for these expenses.
Only the unreimbursed portion qualifies for the credit.
Each spouse that qualifies may claim this credit. Complete a separate column in the worksheet for each spouse.
NOTE: Qualified juvenile facilities are: the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center; the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center; the Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School; the Cheltenham Youth Facility; the J. DeWeese Carter Center; the Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center; the Thomas J. S. Waxter Children's Center; the Victor Cullen Center; the Western Maryland Children's Center; and the youth centers.