For Those Who Hold A Continuing Principal, Program Administrator, or Superintendent Certificate
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For Those Who Hold A Continuing

Principal, Program Administrator, or Superintendent Certificate

A continuing administrative certificate enables the holder to serve in the administrator role in a public school district and is valid for 5-year periods. If you hold VALID CONTINUING ADMINISTRATOR'S CERTIFICATE you have the following options:

If your CONTINUING Certificate has LAPSED you have the following options:

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Maintain/Renew a Continuing Certificate


Renewal Process

To maintain the validity of the continuing certificate, 150 approved clock hours of continuing education study and/or equivalent academic credit must be completed every five years or in lieu of the above clock hours, individuals may choose to renew a continuing certificate via annual professional growth plans (PGPs) developed since the certificate was issued. Completion of four annual PGPs during each five-year period between subsequent lapse dates meets the requirement for renewal. Individuals completing fewer than four annual PGPs must complete the necessary continuing education credit hours needed to be the equivalent of one hundred fifty hours to meet renewal requirements. The PGPs must document formalized learning opportunities and professional development activities that relate to the standards and "career level" benchmarks defined in WAC 181-79A-207 for teachers, WAC 181-78A-540(1) for administrators, or WAC 181-78A-540(2) for educational staff associates. For educators holding multiple certificates in chapter 181-85 WAC or WAC 181-79A-251, a professional growth plan for teacher, administrator, or educational staff associate shall meet the requirement for all continuing certificates held by an individual. Each completed annual PGP shall receive the equivalent of thirty continuing education credit hours.

PLUS--School counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses only:

*For example, if the certificate lapsed on June 30, 2007 and the applicant doesn't apply for reinstatement until August 1, 2008, clock hours taken during July of 2003 may not be used for reinstatement purposes. For clock hour provider information click here.

You no longer need to send in your original certificate with your renewal.

New information regarding the paperless process to reinstate a continuing certificate. Read more.

For clock hour provider information click here.

For professional growth plan information and resources, please visit the Professional Educator Standards Board.

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  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application

 

 

 

Reinstate a Continuing Certificate


To reinstate a continuing certificate which has lapsed, 150 approved clock hours of continuing education study and/or equivalent academic credit must be completed within the five years prior to the date of application* for reinstatement.

*For example, if the certificate lapsed on June 30, 2007 and the applicant doesn't apply for reinstatement until August 1, 2008, clock hours taken during July of 2003 may not be used for reinstatement purposes. For clock hour provider information click here.

For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.

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  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application

 

 

 


Transitional Certificate


  • Only for holders of a lapsed continuing administrator certificate
  • Applications must be approved by a district which intends to employ the applicant on a conditional basis while working on reinstatement requirements

For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application

 

 

 

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