Maintaining your HSV Certificate
Your Home and School Visitor Certificate, as with other professional certificates or licenses, requires continuing education maintenance in order to keep the certification active.
The PA Department of Education requires that persons holding Pennsylvania professional educator certification (including the Home and School Visitor Certificate) acquire a specific number of Act 48 continuing professional education credit hours in order to maintain their certificates as active.
Holders of PA professional educator certificates may accomplish this by earning six collegiate credits or six PDE-approved in-service credits or 180 continuing education hours or any combination of the above every five calendar years, commencing upon receipt of the original certificate. NOTE: Each collegiate credit is equal to 30 continuing education hours. All credits and hours must be related to an educator’s certificate type or area of assignment, unless enrolled in an administrative program or approved by the school board.
Bryn Mawr's Center for Professional Development is pleased to offer many Act 48 continuing education credit opportunities within its prorams. Each Professional Development contact hour is the equivalent of one Act 48 credit.