- Must attest to completion of an issues of abuse course for more information see WAC 181-79A-030(9). This course MUST be entered into the ‘PD Hours’ section of your E-Certification account prior to applying
- Must complete 100 clock hours or equivalent college credits or Professional Growth Plans (PGP) or a combination of any of the three options, which must have been completed in the five years prior to the application date for renewal
- Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record
Subsequent renewals: 100 clock hours or equivalents must be completed from the date of issuance through the expiration date of the current certificate.
NOTE: For subsequent renewals, an application to renew must NOT be submitted more than 12 months in advance of that certificate's expiration date.
Renewal of an expired Residency Certificate: 100 clock hours or equivalents must be completed within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for renewal.
NOTE: Educators applying to renew an expired certificate must submit documentation of completed clock hours or equivalents to the Certification Office for review with their application.
ISSUES OF ABUSE COURSE NOTE: The candidate must have taken coursework in issues of abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.
STEM NOTE: For all Residency renewal applicants submitting after 9/1/2019, they must complete the STEM requirements as part of their clock hours.
Clock hour equivalents are allowed as follows: 1 quarter credit = 10 clock hours; 1 semester credit = 15 clock hours; 1 PGP until 6-30-18 = 30 clock hours; 1 PGP as of 7-1-18 = 25 clock hours.
Template Form 1697 PGP for Certificate Renewal
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.
Clock Hour Information