What are clock hours?
Clock hours are for educators in Washington State who want to earn continuing education. Salary advancement based on clock hour accumulation is determined by the employer. Learn how to request clock hours on the OSPI National Board office website.
In September 2018, we made policy changes to clock hours for National Board Certification and renewal. Individuals must submit a complete component, portfolio, or Profile of Professional Growth in order to be eligible for clock hours. When more is known regarding changes to the Maintenance of Certification process, we plan to review this policy further.
What does this change mean for NBCTs and candidates?
Individuals are eligible for clock hours according to the policy in place when they first submitted a National Board component.
If you first submitted a component in 2017 or earlier
- You are eligible for 45 clock hours for submission of a complete portfolio, plus another 45 clock hours upon achievement of National Board Certification.
If you first submitted a component in 2018 or later
- You are eligible for 50 clock hours for submission of each complete National Board component, for up to 200 clock hours per National Board Certificate.
If you submitted a renewal portfolio in 2018 or later
- You are eligible for 200 clock hours for submission of a complete National Board Profile of Professional Growth, for up to 200 clock hours per national board certificate.
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