What is the educational leadership requirement?
As part of the 100 clock hours for certificate renewal, administrators must complete 10 clock hours, or the equivalent in credit or PGPs, focused on national professional standards for education leaders.
Administrators must also meet the equity-based school practices requirement and the government-to-government relations requirement.
Who needs to meet this renewal requirement?
Whether or not an educator must meet the educational leadership renewal requirement is dependent upon the certificate(s) they hold, not on their job assignment. Educators with residency, professional, initial, and continuing certificates in the following roles must meet this requirement:
- Administrator: principal, program administrator, CTE director, superintendent
This is not required for the following:
- Reissuance of undated residency certificates
- Issuance of initial superintendent certificates
- Moving from an initial to continuing, or from a residency to a professional certificate
When does this requirement need to be met? What if I do not meet the requirement?
The educational leadership certificate renewal requirement needs to be met for renewal applications submitted beginning July 1, 2023. This means that June 30, 2024, is the first date that certificates not meeting this requirement will expire.
Renewal applications submitted prior to July 1, 2023, do not need to meet the educational leadership requirement, even if they have an expiration date of June 30, 2024, or beyond.
If a renewal requirement is not met, then the educator’s certificate will expire. Educators may not serve in their role with an expired certificate.
Who can offer professional learning that meets these requirements?
Professional learning must be provided by organizations designated by the Legislature.
- HB 1426
- WAC 181-79A-244