• Instructional PDFs

    Class Times

    • Classes that run for a continuous 8 hours (e.g. 8-4) are required to provide a meal period of at least 30 minutes.
    • Lunches and breaks do not count as qualifying time for in-service credit.

    How Is the Amount of In-Service Credit Determined for Each Course?

    • Only non-contract hours spent in professional learning may count for in-service credit.
    • Each half credit represents 7.5 hours.  (15 hours = 1.0 credit; 30 hours = 2 credits; etc.)
    • In-service credit cannot be earned if a stipend is paid. 


    • Class participants must sign the attendance sheet at each session.
    • The instructor should note on the attendance sheet when a participant arrives late or leaves early.
    • The instructor must verify that all signatures are obtained and sign the attendance sheet.

    Qualifying Time

    The following activities DO NOT count as qualifying time:

    • Breaks or meals
    • Networking
    • Time devoted to independent reading
    • Time spent completing an “assignment”
    • Individual, unmonitored reflection time
    • Any contracted time (Credits may NOT be issued during regular contract time and creditsmay not be issued if participants receive a stipend)