As educators, we do our best work when we’re providing each student with the tools and resources they need to learn and thrive.  That’s why, starting July 1, 2023, all teacher certificate renewals must include at least 15 clock hours of professional development focused on equity-based practices.  WEA is among the organizations that will be hosting PD courses that will meet this requirement.

The 15 required clock hours count as part of the 100 total hours required for recertification.  Because the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has not yet created cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion standards, they will align the current PD to the cultural competency standards. The STEM PD requirement remains in effect as well.  

More information is available on the PESB website.  PESB is also hosting webinars to explain these new requirements:

• Wednesday, September 22 at 11 a.m. | Register to attend 

• Wednesday, September 22 at 4  p.m. | Register to attend 

If you have questions, please reach out to PESB at cert@k12.wa.us.

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