Required Professional Development Hours

1 college credit hour = 15 PD contact hours 

Required Professional Development Hours

1 college credit hour = 15 PD contact hours

 

Classification

Initial Certification
Years 1-4

Reactivation

Career Certification
Years 5-99

PD Exempt Status

Adult Education & Literacy (AEL)

60 total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

20 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Professional Cert - most core areas & librarians

30 total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

15 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Career Education – (formerly vocational)

90 total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

30 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Student Services

40 total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

20 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Administration – supt.

120 total over  4 years

24 hours plus annual

30 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Administration – principals, special ed. directors and career ed. directors

120 total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

Years 5-10 must complete EdS degree in ed adm, C&I, or reading/ literacy or 30 hours annually

Years 11-99 exempt with EdS degree or
national certification

Provisional

(2 years)

must complete credits/requirements to move to Initial certification within two years

n/a

n/a

n/a

Temporary

(1 year)

must complete 9 college credits annually

n/a

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