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Approved Providers

Definition of Continuing Education Credit Hour (Clock Hour)
  • Clock hours are units of credit assigned to educators at a professional development/training event
  • Clock hours are accrued by Washington State educators toward continuing education requirements in the state of Washington
  • Clock Hour rules are available online at Chapter 181-85 WAC

Approved Clock Hour Provider Lists

  • All Washington public school districts and compact schools are approved
  • Providers approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB):
    • Professional Organizations/Colleges/ESDs 2019-20
    • Private Schools/Associations/Conferences/Dioceses 2019-20

Please Note: Classes offered by the above providers may not result in Washington State approved clock hours. Check with the agency to determine if a was approved for clock hours WAC 181-85-200. Washington State approved providers offer clock hours for the current year. Approval runs from October 1 to September 30 the following year. Clock hours cannot be retroactively applied.

Acceptable Documentation for Providers

If an agency is on the approved clock hour provider list, the clock hours are not eligible unless there is acceptable documentation WAC 181-85-107, WAC 181-85-106.

These are the only acceptable forms of documentation for approved clock hours:

  • An educational service district (ESD)
  • Anacortes School District
  • Arlington Public School District
  • Bainbridge Island School District
  • Battleground Public Schools
  • Bellevue School District
  • Bellingham Public Schools
  • Bethel School District
  • Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession
  • Central Valley School District
  • Dieringer School District
  • East Valley School District
  • Edmonds School District
  • Enumclaw School District
  • Ephrata School District
  • Everett Public Schools
  • Federal Way Public Schools
  • Fife School District
  • Franklin Pierce School District
  • Highline Public Schools
  • Issaquah School District
  • Kent School District #415

  • LaCrosse School District
  • Lummi Nation School
  • Monroe School District
  • Moses Lake School District
  • Mount Vernon School District
  • Mukilteo School District
  • North Thurston School District
  • Northshore School District
  • Orting School District
  • Puyallup School District
  • Renton School District
  • Richland School District
  • Riverview School District
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • Seattle University
  • Sedro-Woolley School District
  • Selah School District
  • Shoreline Public Schools
  • Snoqualmie Valley School District
  • South Kitsap School District
  • Spokane Public Schools
  • Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1

  • Tukwila School District
  • Steptoe School District
  • Sumner-Bonney Lake School District
  • University of Washington at Tacoma
  • University of Washington - Continuum College
  • Vancouver Public Schools
  • Walla Walla Public Schools
  • Washington Education Association (WEA)
  • Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA no longer issues transcripts)
  • Wenatchee School District
  • West Valley School District
  • Western Washington University Extended Education and Summer Programs
  • White River School District

    *The Form SPI 1125 is a four-part (Section I, II, III, IV) form with an affidavit signed by the participant. It is given only to the approved clock hour provider for distribution and is not available via our website. The approved clock hour provider may remove the SPI logo and place their own logo on the top of the form. Providers are also able to add additional sections/requests for information to the form. However, changes in the overall look of the form should not be made to four sections of the form so that it may be recognized by participants and employers.

    A WA State Clock Hour In-Service Certification Form from the Archdiocese of Seattle.

    NOTE: A certificate of completion, letter, or certificate of achievement or professional development cannot be used to document approved clock hours, unless the individual holds an ESA certificate and a state health professions license that requires continuing education. (Department of Health License Information)