Online PD Courses for teachers in DC
(not a District of Columbia teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching credential in DC?
The OSSE website provides details on credential renewal.
What requirements does a teacher in DC need to meet for renewal?
According to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), educators have the option of renewing their credential by satisfactorily completing 120 hours of PD completed within the four-year term of the credential being renewed (120 hours=clock hours or 8 college credit hours; one college credit hour =15 clock hours).
- Applicants must submit proper documentation verifying satisfactory completion of the equivalent of 120 hours of professional development (PD) training activities completed within the four year term of the credential being renewed.
- The equivalent of 120 hours equals 120 actual clock hours of instruction/activity time completed; or 8 college credit hours; or a combination of both. One college credit hour equals 15 clock hours.
- A minimum of the equivalent 60 hours must be directly related to the content area of the credential being renewed from PD Activity Domain Table.
- The hours may be accrued by completion of college coursework or completion of training activities.
RenewaTeachingLicense.com semester hour courses through regionally accredited universities have been used to meet DC requirements for renewing a credential with alignment to PD activities as documented on official transcripts. All courses include a free PD Tracker. ConnectedPD.com has professional development and staff development for schools.
How do I contact the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education?
Contact the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
810 First St NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Disclaimer: Please ensure the courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what the state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of January 1st, 2020 to meet the current and best information available. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know about their state certification requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewal of licenses, licensing and certificate renewal and expired certification. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.