District Provided In-Service Programs

The NWESD Professional Development Coordinating Council (PDCC) provides prior approval to proposed in-service programs designed to meet standards set forth in WAC 181-85-200 and in compliance with NWESD Professional Development Standards. Clock Hour Services provides transcripts, evaluations, and official Washington state educator clock hour documentation for individuals and course providers.

Individuals requesting clock hour assistance should visit the Clock Hours page.

In-service Proposal Process

An Online In-service Program Proposal must be submitted at least 15 calendar days prior to the starting date of the in-service. The proposal must be pre-approved by an administrator in your district and will be reviewed by our PDCC to assure that standards are met. Approval cannot be granted for routine staff meetings such as district, building, or area meetings to discuss or explain operation policies or administrative practices.

You will be notified of the PDCC’s decision as soon as it is made. A confirmation email will be sent upon approval, and your clock hour packet will be emailed prior to the in-service. The clock hour packet includes:

  • Instructions
  • Class Attendance Sheet(s)
  • Request for Clock Hours Forms
  • Approval Criteria

Repeat Proposal

An online in-service repeat proposal may be used for any course that has been previously submitted and approved in the current academic calendar year (9/1 through 8/31).  If this is the first submission in the current year, you will need to submit it as a new proposal. Once a proposal has been approved for the current year, future events during the same academic year that meet "repeat criteria" can be submitted as a repeat proposal by choosing the original approved in-service ID number from the drop-down list inside the proposal form.

A repeat proposal consists of the same number of hours, course description/topics, and criteria as previously submitted. Repeat proposals cannot be submitted on original classes that were canceled before taking place.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I print a copy of this proposal to review before I submit it?

No. There is a preview screen where you can review your entry and a "previous" button where you can go back and make changes. Make corrections until you are satisfied with the proposal, then click next and finish.

Can I print this proposal and see all the info I typed in each text box field?

After you click the FINISH button at the bottom of the form you will be able to print the proposal.

Can I save this proposal on my computer or network?

You can print your proposal to a .pdf document for saving to your computer.

Can I save an incomplete proposal and come back and complete it later?

Unfortunately, no. If you leave the proposal before clicking FINISH, the proposal will disappear. However, there is an additional edit option available which requires training from NWESD staff to access.

How do I know if a VITA is on file for all instructors of the inservice?

When submitting your proposal, an instructor with a VITA will be listed in the instructor drop down menu.If the instructor is not listed, then a VITA will need to be submitted.

What is a "Repeat Proposal" and how do I submit one?

A Repeat Proposal is an event that NWESD has already approved for clock hours.This repeat event has the same number of hours, rationale, objectives/outcomes, description/topics, requirements, and criteria as the original submission. If this is your first time submitting through the new system, submit the proposal as "create proposal."

What if I want to fill out a Repeat Proposal form but I don't see my original proposal listed online?

Your electronic proposal has not yet been approved or there was a data entry error.

What do I do if I need to make changes to a previously submitted proposal?

Contact Clock Hour Services for assistance.
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