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  • Completion of a course or course work relating to issues of abuse is required of applicants for a Continuing or Professional Certificate in Washington State. For information regarding the available training via SafeSchools please contact your Site Administrator: 
    Connie Sheridan – 360-503-1221/csheridan@asd103.org

CERTIFICATED STAFF – Credits & Clock Hours Documentation for Salary Placement

Please remember the following when submitting documentation of credits and clock hours earned for the purpose of calculating salary placement:

  • Academic credits must be submitted via official transcripts from an accredited college or university.
  • SPU clock hours must be submitted via official transcripts.
  • Clock hour forms must be signed by the provider in order to verify the hours have been earned. Clock hour forms submitted for salary placement can be photocopies.
  • Employees are responsible for completing all the necessary steps through the ProDev clock hour program in order to earn clock hours through Anacortes School District to Human Resources.  Documentation for all the completed classes will automatically be submitted to Human Resources and included in salary placement calculations. https://anacortesprodev.myschooldata.net/Home.aspx

In addition, although submission of the Eligible Credits for Salary Placement form is no longer required, courses for credit or clock hours earned after September 1, 1995, must satisfy at least one of the following criteria in order for the credits or clock hours to be recognized for salary placement:

  1. It is consistent with a school-based plan for master of student learning goals as referenced in the annual school performance report for the school in which the individual is assigned;
  2. It pertains to the individual’s current assignment or expected assignment for the following school year;
  3. It is necessary for obtaining an endorsement as prescribed by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board;
  4. It is specifically required for obtaining advanced levels of certification;
  5. It is included in a college or university degree program that pertains to the individual’s current assignment or potential future assignment as a certificated instructional staff; or
  6. It addresses research-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language disabilities.


By state law, we convert all credits to quarter hours for recording and determining your schedule placement. Shown below are the standard conversions:

Credit Type

Conversion to Quarter Hours


1.0 Quarter = 1.0 Quarter Hour Credits


1.0 Semester = 1.5 Quarter Hour Credits


Some institutions record in units. The transcript will identify that conversion. For example, some institutions are 1.0 Unit = 5 Quarter Hour Credits, and some are 1.0 Unit = 6 Quarter Hour Credits.

Clock Hours

10.0 Clock Hours = 1.0 Quarter Hour Credits. *Clock hours are NOT academic credits. See the Clock Hour information below.



Consistent with the requirements of the CBA, the following dates are important for you to know:

  1. Certificated personnel successfully completing courses that are approved by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for placement on the state salary schedule (state allocation model/leap schedule) will receive approval for placement on the salary schedule for courses completed prior to September 1 of the contract year and documented by official transcript no later than December 1 of the contract year.
  2. 100 level courses that are accepted by the State for placement on the State allocation model will be approved for placement on the salary schedule.
  3. Transcripts are required for verification of credits earned.  It is the employee's responsibility to provide the District administrative office with the information and documentation required for salary schedule advancement.
  4. The District will accept clock hour and in-service credits for placement on the District salary schedule that are acceptable for placement by O.S.P.I.


You may mail your completed documentation to:
Anacortes School District, Human Resources
2200 M Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221



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