GENERAL INFORMATION ON CLOCK HOURS

ABOUT CLOCK HOURS

Clock hours are required for most teachers, administrators and ESE certificate holders in Washington State. Clock hours may be earned for salary placement and may also be required to renew certification.

If professional development is offered by an outside agency, it is important to check that the agency is approved by OSPI to provide clock hours in Washington. Certificates of completion are not valid forms of clock hour documentation. The minimum time for which a clock hour course may be offered has been reduced from three hours to one hour.