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Professional Administrator Certificate Maintenance and Renewal

Do I need to address all six standards as part of my four 1-year PGPs?
No, all six standards do not have to be addressed. Renewal of the administrator professional certificate is a job-embedded, contextualized professional development and certification process. As such, administrators are expected to address standards based on their needs assessment.

I want to apply my focused evaluation growth activities toward my PGP for this year? How do I do that?
Complete Form 1697 PGP Template for Cert Renewal

  1. Insert the goals from your focused evaluation.
  2. Describe the rationale used to determine the goals.
  3. Align them with the career level standards for the appropriate certificate you are renewing.
  4. List the activities you will engage in and the evidence that will show progress toward the goals.
  5. After you have completed the activities, describe the evidence you collected and how it relates to the activities.
  6. Reflect on the learning as a result of the activities.
  7. Review the plan and results of activities with a Washington certificated educator (this may be the supervisor who oversaw your focused evaluation if agreeable to both parties).
  8. Have the Washington certificated educator sign the PGP Form 1697.
    • Understand: The intentional misrepresentation of a material fact in this form subjects the certificate holder to revocation of his/her certificate pursuant to chapter 180-85 WAC.
    • Keep the signed PGP, and related documents, in your records until one year after the expiration date of the applicable certificate.

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