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Professional-Technical Certifications. Why you should care…  Certification under the standards specified in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 131-16-070.

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1 Professional-Technical Certifications

2 Why you should care…  Certification under the standards specified in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) through is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel  Your president is ultimately responsible for compliance with the standards.

3 Relevant WACs –  WAC Adoption and publication of district personnel selection practices and standards.  WAC General standards of qualifications for community and technical college personnel.  WAC Additional qualifications in areas of specialization.  WAC Maintaining and improving certification competencies for professional-technical administrators and instructors.  WAC Types of professional-technical education certificates.  WAC Certification process for professional-technical instructors.  WAC Defining reciprocity.

4 WACs related to hiring prof-tech instructors & administrators  WAC Adoption and publication of district personnel selection practices and standards.  WAC General standards of qualifications for community and technical college personnel.  WAC Additional qualifications in areas of specialization.

5  WAC Maintaining and improving certification competencies for professional- technical administrators and instructors.  WAC Types of professional-technical education certificates.  WAC Certification process for professional-technical instructors. WACs related to certifying prof-tech instructors & administrators

6 Role of Chief Professional-Technical Administrator Part I  Determine need for certification.  Full-time professional-technical instructors – automatically required.  Part-time instructors teaching a 2/3 rd load for > equivalent 3 qtrs. – required.  All other part-time instructors still need to be assessed regarding ability to provide student instruction, supervise learning environments, and Implement curriculum, outcomes, and assessments. Min req WAC (1)(a)

7 Role of Chief Professional-Technical Administrator Part II  Specifies function and/or specific occupational area of qualifications.  Hold orientation for all new full-time prof-tech instructors. Must be on file.  Maintains certification documentation.  Maintains documentation of professional development plans and bargaining agreements.

8 Types of Certifications & Professional Development Plans  Initial certification for instructors  Issued by chief prof-tech administrator  Lasts 3 years  Includes professional development plan identifying priorities for growth per WAC  Minimum standards:  Ability to provide student instruction  Supervise learning environments  Implement curriculum, outcomes, and assessments  Not renewable

9 Related Professional Development Plan  Developed in collaboration  Contains at least 5 professional development activities  Linked to professional-technical skill standards  Measureable outcomes and objective standards for measurement of the skill standards  Includes a timeline for successful achievement of outcomes  Addresses safety and occupational health practices met by OSHA & WISHA

10 Types of Certifications & Professional Development Plans Cont’d  Standard certification for instructors  Issued by chief prof-tech administrator upon completion of requirements for initial certification  Lasts 5 years  In order to maintain, must develop and complete professional development plan per WAC  First Aid, CPR (includes bloodborne pathogens)  Must be earned prior to 2 nd quarter of employment

11 WAC related to WA CTC System & OSPI collaboration  WAC Defining reciprocity.  Key Elements  Provide all standards in WAC – are met, instructors issued a prof-tech certification by one institution shall be recognized by all CTCs.  Vocational certifications issued by OSPI will be recognized by CTCs as fulfilling the minimum requirements for the specific subjects in the certification.

12 What about the Chief Professional- Technical Administrator?  The chief professional-technical administrator shall be certified by the president, who will maintain the chief professional administrator's professional development plan. WAC (6).  Upon hire, issued initial certification, completes professional development plan  Must include ability to use the professional-technical faculty skill standards to guide and support the professional development of the instructors they supervise. WAC (2).

13 Some Suggested Resources…  Skill Standards for Professional-Technical Instructors 2012 Update Skill Standards for Professional-Technical Instructors 2012 Update  A Review of the Professional-Technical System A Review of the Professional-Technical System  WACs to  WACs to for OSHA and WISHA


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