School PD Requirements in Alaska

What professional development requirements does a school in Alaska need to meet?

According to Alaska law, a school district and the department must provide youth suicide awareness and prevention training approved by the commissioner to each teacher, administrator, counselor, and specialist who is employed by the district or department to provide services to students in a public school in the state at no cost to the teacher, administrator, counselor, or specialist.

The commissioner will approve youth suicide awareness and prevention training  if the training meets standards for professional continuing education credit in the state and is periodically reviewed by a qualified person or committee for consistency with generally accepted principles of youth suicide awareness and prevention. The training may be offered through an individual study of designated materials.

How do I get free clock hours for teachers in my school?

AK schools can enroll their teachers in Keeping Kids Safe, a free clock hour class. This free online PD course is a great introduction to recognizing and preventing human trafficking for educators.

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How do I contact the Alaska DEED?
Contact the AK Department of Education and Early Development.
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
(907) 465-2800


Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Alaska listed on this page are current as of July 6th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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