To reinstate a continuing certificate which has lapsed, 100 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.
In lieu of the above clock hours, individuals may choose to renew 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 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 181-78A-540. Until June 30, 2018 each completed annual PGP shall receive the equivalent of thirty continuing education credit hours; after that time a PGP will receive the equivalent of 25 continuing education credit hours.
*For example, if the certificate lapsed on June 30, 2015 and the applicant doesn't apply for reinstatement until August 1, 2015, clock hours taken during July of 2010 may not be used for reinstatement purposes.
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