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 Certification Requirements

Once you are hired in the WTCS, an official copy of your educational transcripts and verification of your prior work experience will be required to determine your certification eligibility.  You will be granted a certification license based on that information and the type of work that you do for the College.

The license types are:

Part-Time Approval

  • Applies to part-time occupational instructional staff who teach no more than two program course numbers per certification renewal period.
  • Requires that you complete the 7 standard certification courses.
  • Requires that you complete at least 330 hours of related occupational experience and a ten hour certification activity applying toward one of the 7 certification courses; or complete at least 2 credits of the 7 certification courses in each certification cycle.
  • First renewal cycle is for a three year period.
  • Subsequent cycles are for two year periods until all 7 courses are complete.
  • Completion of this license leads to a 5-Year license.

Part-time Provisional

  • Applies to all part-time academic instructional staff and to part-time occupational instructional staff teaching more than two program course numbers per renewal period.
  • Requires that you complete the 7 standard certification courses.
  • Requires that you take at least 2 credits of the 7 certification courses in each certification cycle.
  • First renewal cycle is for a three year period.
  • Subsequent cycles are for two year periods until all 7 courses are complete.
  • Completion of this license leads to a 5-Year license. 

Provisional

  • Applies to benefit eligible staff filling positions that require certification.
  • Requires that you complete the 7 standard certification courses.
  • Requires that you take at least 6 credits of the 7 certification courses in each certification cycle.
  • First renewal cycle is for a three year period.
  • Subsequent cycles are for two year periods until all 7 courses are complete.
  • Completion of this license leads to a 5-Year license.

Five-Year

  • Applies to all benefit eligible and part-time staff filling positions that require certification.
  • Requires that you complete 6 credits or the equivalent in each certification cycle.
  • Each renewal cycle is for a five year period.

 

The seven standard certification courses are:

#50      Course Construction
#51      Technical and Adult Education in the WTCS
#52      Teaching Methods
#53      Educational Psychology
#54      Educational Evaluation
#55      Guidance and Counseling
#69      Educational Diversity