School PD Requirements in Georgia

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

Effective July 1, 2018, Senate Bill 401 requires in-service training programs on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention for professional personnel that will be providing instruction in annual age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education.

According to Georgia law, All certificated public school personnel must receive annual training in suicide awareness and prevention. This training may be part of required professional development offered by an LEA.

What are the Professional Learning Standards in Georgia?

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

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

GA 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 GA Department of Education?
Contact the Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334


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 Georgia listed on this page are current as of July 7th, 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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