This application is for those educators who are renewing their Continuing Certificate through the completion of 100 clock hours or equivalent college credits or Professional Growth Plans (PGP)s. 100 clock hours or equivalents must be completed within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for renewal.
NOTE: Educators applying to reinstate an expired certificate must submit documentation of completed clock hours or equivalents to the Certification Office for review with their application.
CLOCK HOUR NOTE: Further clock hours earned will not start counting towards a following renewal until the next certificate’s effective date.
STEM NOTE: For all Continuing Certificate renewal applicants submitting after 9/1/2019, they must complete the STEM requirements as part of their renewal clock hours.
TPEP NOTE: For all Continuing Certificate renewal applicants submitting after 9/1/2019, they must complete the TPEP requirements as part of their renewal clock hours.
National Boards NOTE: Educators who hold a valid National Boards Certificate may submit that certificate in order to renew or reinstate their certificate.
Clock hour equivalents are allowed as follows: We offer both 45 clock hour and graduate level courses.
1 Graduate/semester credit = 15 clock hours
Form 1128-8: Use this form to document completion of a Professional Growth Plan and submit to your school district to claim clock hours and to the Certification Office if you are submitting an application for renewal or reinstatement of an EXPIRED certificate.
For PGP information and resources, please visit the Professional Educator Standards Board.
For more information, visit the Washington Department of Education website.