Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board
Each person employed by a district responsible for the delivery of classroom instruction or assisting in the management of one or more programs of a district must obtain instructional certification from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board (WTCSB). The Certification Officer will assist new employees in the certification process.
Certificates are awarded at no cost to instructors of credit courses meeting sixteen hours or more. Acceptance of the teaching assignment indicates willingness to complete WTCSB renewal requirements by the deadline date.
Adult and continuing education instructors of non-credit courses receiving state or federal aid must meet the same requirements for certification or meet the alternative certification criteria of the WTCSB. Certificates are not issued to adult and continuing education instructors of non-credit courses.
The following items must be completed and/or submitted to the Certification Officer upon hire:
Academic Subject Instructor: Transcripts must verify that you have a Bachelor's Degree with a minor or 20 semester credits in the appropriate area.
Occupational Subject Instructor: Transcript must verify that you have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent* with education or training preparing a person for the occupational area being taught.
Apprenticeship and successful experience as a journeyman for a combined total of 7 years.
The above plus a bachelor's degree shall be equivalent to a master's degree.
Occupational experience and education and training totaling 7 years or 14,000 hours. Each academic credit equals to 110 hours of occupational experience.
Verification of Occupational Experience
Academic Subject Instructor: Twelve months (2,000 hours) in any field except education.
Occupational Subject Instructor: Twenty-four months (4,000 hours) as a fully qualified worker in the occupational area.
Adult and continuing education instructors are not awarded certificates; therefore, renewal is not required.
Part-Time Approval Certificates are awarded to instructors teaching one or two credit courses and employed less than 50% at CVTC. To renew, individuals must complete one of these options:
Two months of occupational experience related to the subject matter and ten hours (one unit) in any of the CVTC-approved in-service activities. OR
Two semester credits or equivalent CVTC- approved in-service activities.
Part-Time Provisional Certificates are awarded to instructors teaching more than two credit courses and employed less than 50% at CVTC. To renew, individuals must complete two semester credits or equivalent CVTC-approved in-service activities.
Provisional Certificates are awarded to individuals employed at CVTC 50% or more. To renew, individuals must complete six semester credits or equivalent CVTC-approved in-service activities.
Five-Year Certificates are awarded to individuals who have completed all of the WTCS requirements appropriate to their certification type. To renew, individuals must complete six credits of renewal activities as outlined in the District Plan of Activities for Professional Growth.