School PD Requirements in California

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

Assembly Bill 2291, effective January 1, 2019, requires that local educational agencies (LEAs) make anti-bullying training available to certificated and all other school site employees who have regular interaction with students.

The Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training Act, effective January 1, 2018, requires the continuation of human trafficking training for school district personnel.

California law (Education Code (EC) Section 215, AB 2246) mandates suicide awareness and prevention training for teachers who teach grades 7-12.

What are the Quality Professional Learning Standards in California?

Seven interdependent standards promote professional learning that is:

  • Rooted in student and educator needs demonstrated through data
  • Focused on content and pedagogy
  • Designed to ensure equitable outcomes
  • Designed and structured to be ongoing, intensive, and embedded in practice
  • Collaborative with an emphasis on shared accountability
  • Supported by adequate resources
  • Coherent and aligned with other standards, policies, and programs

ConnectedPD online PD courses are designed to align with California’s Quality Professional Learning Standards.

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

CA 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 CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing ?
Contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811-4213


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 California 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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