- 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
For PGP information and resources, please visit the Professional Educator Standards Board.
Clock Hour Information