For renewable teaching certificates, the Arizona Department of Education requires the completion of 15 clock hours of professional development activities or one semester credit hour of university course work (1 Credit = 15 PD Hours), for each year of the teaching certificate term.
Acceptable Professional Development Activities:
- Academic courses related to education or a subject area taught in Arizona public schools – Official transcripts required from an accredited institution. 1 Credit Hour = 15 PD Hours.
- District or school-sponsored in-service training – Written verification required from district or school stating dates and clock hours earned.
Other Activities May Include:
Attendance at professional conferences and workshops, internships, sponsored educational research at an accredited institution, leadership time spent at a professional organization dedicated to public education, serving with an accreditation agency, etc.
*Please visit the Arizona Department of Education for more information on approved PD activities.