Program Quality is key to the success of all Project Lead The Way programs.
Each PLTW high school program (Engineering, Biomedical Science, Computer Science*) is eligible for individual certification. Programs that plan to offer three or more PLTW courses are eligible for certification and may begin the process at the end of the second year of implementation.
A Certified PLTW Program:
*Certification specifics for CS will be released as additional CS courses are released.
PLTW provides detailed information about the certification process including: a self-assessment document to help schools determine if they have met the criteria for certification; a sample site visit schedule; and example questions that may be asked during the certification visit: PLTW Engineering Certification Process.
Certification visits typically take place in spring (February - April) and should be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days before the anticipated visit. The Engineering certification team includes representatives from Wichita State University and from Project Lead The Way. There is a $500 fee required for a certification visit.