School PD Requirements in Kentucky

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

According to KRS 158.070, schools are required to provide 4 days of professional learning every year. A local board may approve a school’s flexible professional development plan that permits teachers or other certified personnel to participate in professional development activities outside the days scheduled in the school calendar or the regularly scheduled hours in the school work day and receive credit towards the four day professional development requirement.

At least one hour of self-study review of seizure disorder materials shall be required for all principals, guidance counselors, and teachers hired after July 1, 2019.

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

KY 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 KY Department of Education?
Contact the Kentucky Department of Education

300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141




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 Kentucky listed on this page are current as of June 21st, 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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