(1) "Continuing education credit hours" as used in this title is defined in WAC 181-85-030
(2) "Professional growth plan" as used in this title is defined as:
(a) Paraeducator individualized professional growth plan means the document which identifies the formalized learning opportunities and professional development activities that relate to the specific competencies, knowledge, skills and experiences needed to meet the standards of a specific paraeducator certificate.
(b) Only one professional growth plan may be completed each year. Professional growth plans will be completed during the period beginning July 1st of one year and ending June 30th of the following year. Completion of the professional growth plan will include review by the professional growth team, as defined in subsection (3) of this section.
(c) Paraeducators who complete an annual professional growth plan to attain or renew their certificate shall receive the equivalent of twenty-five continuing education credit hours.
(3) "Professional growth team" as used in this title is defined as a team comprised of the individual completing a professional growth plan for renewing or attaining a certificate and a minimum of one colleague, who holds a paraeducator certificate or a Washington state educator certificate as described in Title 181 WAC, chosen by the individual.
(4) "Certificate renewal" means that process whereby the validity of a certificate, subject to expiration, is extended.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.413
RCW. WSR 19-05-028, § 179-05-020, filed 2/12/19, effective 3/15/19; WSR 18-16-104, § 179-05-020, filed 7/31/18, effective 8/31/18.]