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    General Information about In-Service Credit

    Who Can Receive Credit?

    • WCSD individuals certified by the State of Nevada who are currently under contract and actively teaching in the Washoe County School District;
    • Certified employees from neighboring school districts; and
    • Current WCSD substitutes

    How is In-Service Credit Used? 

    • For WCSD employees, in-service credit may be applied toward advancement on the salary schedule as specified in the Negotiated Agreement with the Washoe County Teachers Association. For salary purposes, in-service credit shall apply as either undergraduate credit or graduate credit. It is the participant's responsibility to take the In-service Certificate of Credit to Human Resources for salary movement.
    • Additionally, in-service credit may be used to renew Nevada teacher/administrator licenses when specific graduate course work is not required. In-service classes with a W, WA, WCSD, or SDE- in the numbers have been approved by the State Department of Education and are acceptable for recertification.

    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.)
    • Lunches and breaks do not count as qualifying time for in-service credit.
    • In-service credit cannot be earned if a stipend is paid. 

    How do the New DOE Guidelines affect In-Service Credit and Recertification Hours?

    • With the new Nevada Department of Education changes for recertification (effective July 1, 2019), some in-service courses can now offer partial in-service credit/hours when a participant misses a portion of the course, instead of listing a participant as “Incomplete” in MyPGS with no compensation at all. Courses held outside of contract time that fall into this category include:
      • Site-Based Group Meetings (i.e. MTSS, IAT, Leadership Team, Book Study)
      • District Meetings (i.e. Department Leader, Instructional Leader, Music)
    • These courses will offer variable credit based on hours of attendance. In the case where a participant attends less than 7.5 hours of the course, that participant will still be able to use the hours attended for recertification.
    • Courses containing a set curriculum, scope and sequence that is identical for each section held, will not be allowed for partial in-service credit. Participants will still be required to make up the missing content before in-service credit is awarded.


    • Registrants are required to enroll in the in-service classes online. To enroll in an in-service class, go to https://washoe.truenorthlogic.com. For assistance with web registration, contact ProfessionalLearningSupport or call 353-6947.
    • In-service Certificates of Credit will only be issued upon completion of the in-service class, and, if applicable, upon payment of the in-service fee. Credits will be issued as soon as possible; however, allow one to three months for processing.
    • Participants may receive credit only once for a course, unless the course has a different number.


    Nevada Department of Education

    All inquiries concerning individual licensing should be directed to the State Department of Education. The Department of Professional Learning does not assist personnel with extension applications. It is the participant's responsibility to upload the in-service certificate of credit or MyPGS Transcript into OPAL when renewing a license.

    To enroll in an in-service class, go to https://washoe.truenorthlogic.com. For assistance with web registration, email ProfessionalLearningSupport or call (775) 353-6947.


  • One Year Limit to Review Web Transcript

    In order to maintain accurate and up-to-date records, participants have ONE YEAR from the completion date of each class to review web transcripts for accuracy.  If the web transcript appears to have a discrepancy, please email Ellen Thomas.  

    MyPGS Transcripts

    The MyPGS Transcripts can be uploaded into OPAL as documentation of professional learning for recertification purposes with the Nevada Department of Education. The transcript must be uploaded in PDF form. Click the Print button on the transcript and then save it as a PDF. For salary movement, you MUST present a paper copy of your certificate to Human Resources. If the MyPGS transcript appears to be incorrect, please email Ellen Thomas


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