New certificate renewal requirement: Equity-based school practices
Beginning July 1, 2023, as part of the 100 clock hours required for certificate renewal, teachers must complete 15 clock hours, or at least one goal of a professional growth plan (PGP), focused on equity-based school practices aligned to the Cultural Competency, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CCDEI) standards. Administrators have similar requirements. Educators need to continue to meet other certificate renewal requirements such as STEM. NBCTs meet these requirements by maintaining a valid National Board certificate.
WEA is one of the organizations designated by the legislature as eligible to offer this CCDEI aligned professional learning. WEA is currently developing and identifying courses. The equity-based school practices requirement results from HB 1426. Find out more.
If you renew your certificate prior to July 1, 2023, you are not required to meet this new requirement until your next renewal. You may renew your certificate anytime in the five years prior to your next expiration date as long as you have met all relevant requirements within the applicable timeframe. Renewing your certificate early does not advance the expiration date of your next certificate, so consider renewing now!
Renew your certificate through OSPI E-Certification. For individual questions on your certificate and next steps, contact the OSPI Certification Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-725-6400.
If you renew your certificate July 1, 2023, or later, you will need to complete 15 clock hours or at least one goal of a PGP aligned to the CCDEI standards.
WEA Professional Learning
WEA offers clock hours at no cost to support educators in meeting their certificate renewal requirements. Find WEA Professional Learning.