Certification Renewal Options At a Glance: Professional - Continuing

There is no change in requirements for Residency certificates. Residency certificate holders need to work towards earning a Professional certificate.


Professional certificates WAC 181-79A-251


Continuing certificates WAC 181-85-075


  

If you received your certificate 

Pre-September 2014

 

If you received your certificate

Post-September 2014
 
Clock Hours
 

Professional – 150 hours


Continuing – 150 hours
 

Professional – Not available


Continuing – 150 hours
 
PGPs
 

Professional Administrator – 4 PGPs/5 years only option


All other Professional and Continuing – PGPs optional
 

Professional (all roles) – 4 PGPs/5 years only option*

  • This is the biggest difference in renewal requirements

Continuing – PGPs optional

 “Mix & Match”
 

Professional – May “mix & match” clock hours and PGPs



Continuing – May “mix &  match” clock hours and PGPs
 

Professional – Not available



Continuing – May “mix &  match” clock hours and PGPs


*National Board Certified educators renew their Professional level certificate through maintaining a valid National Board certificate. 

  • Educators who complete 4 PGPs/5 years have completed certificate renewal requirements.
  • Each completed PGP = 30 clock hours. Four PGPs = 120 clock hours.
  • If an educator chooses to “mix & match” PGPs and clock hours, the total number of combined clock hour equivalent must = 150 clock hours. 
    • For example: 3 PGPs + 60 CH = 150
  • Some educators will complete additional clock hours for salary schedule purposes.