Washington State Requirements

Washington Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

Washington teachers must earn 100 clock hours or equivalent college credits or Professional Growth Plans (PGPs) OR become National Board for Professional Teacher Standards certified within five years immediately preceding the date of application for renewal.

Clock hour equivalents are allowed as follows:

  • 1 semester credit = 15 clock hours
  • One 3 credit Learners Edge course = 45 hours

To review the application types and find the application that's right for you based on your current status, visit this website.

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You'll find our graduate-level courses to be relevant, engaging, and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs. Simply select the course(s), session, and a University Partner. Make sure to explore our pricing discounts.

If you need assistance with the submission of a district approval form, course mapping, or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our Advisory team is here to help you succeed!

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To obtain the requirements, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit (semester credit hour) = 15 clock hours


Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.

When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit.

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Washington license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Washington license renewal process. See the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website for complete WA teacher relicensure information.