Changes Bring Coherence to Certification System

posted Sep 28, 2017, 10:57 AM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 1:12 PM ]
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  • General announcement
The PESB has adopted changes which affect most certificate types and educator roles in Washington state. These changes bring coherence and continuity between the policy adopted in July from E2SHB 1341 and the existing system.
Residency, professional, and continuing certificate holders in the roles of teacher, administrator, and ESA may renew in five year intervals with:
  • 100 clock hours or the equivalent in college credit 
  • Or, by completing four annual Professional Growth Plans (PGPs) during the five-year validity date of the certificate 
  • Or, by combining completed PGPs with clock hours for a total of 100 hours. (e.g. 3 PGPs + 25 CH = 100 CH)
Find more information in the FAQ document provided: 

If you have further questions, contact Maren Johnson -

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