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Conditional ESA

This application is available for school nurse and speech language pathologist/audiologist applicants who are working with an employer that wants to hire them based on their experience and expertise in a particular educational area. The conditional certificate is valid for two school years or less.

This limited certificate is not available for full certificate holders.

This certificate must be initiated by an employer in Washington through the submission of a district request. Once the district request has been submitted, log into your E-Certification account to submit the application.


Requirements

For the School Nurse Applicant

  • The candidate must possess a state of Washington Registered Nurse License but does NOT yet hold a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

Reissue - A Conditional Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certificate for the role of school nurse may be reissued for two school years (or less) on submission of a new application and evidence that requirements continue to be met, and upon completion of 60 clock hours (6 quarter or 4 semester hours) of course work since the issuance of the most recent conditional certificate, as verified by the employer. The course work must be designed to support the participant's professional growth and enhance the participant's instructional knowledge or skills.

For the Speech Language Pathologist/Audiologist Applicant

  • The candidate must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Must submit official transcripts showing degree
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

Reissue - A Conditional ESA Certificate for the role of school speech-language pathologist or audiologist may be reissued once for two school years (or less) if enrolled in and completing satisfactory progress in a master's degree program which will lead to an Initial ESA Certificate for the role (Form 4025E-1) and upon completion of 60 clock hours (6 quarter or 4 semester hours) or course work since the issuance of the most recent certificate, as verified by the employer. The course work must be designed to support the participant's professional growth and enhance the participant's instructional knowledge or skills.

This application must be initiated by your sponsoring school district.


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If you have all necessary documentation to apply for this certificate, login to: E-Certification

*IMPORTANT: Please note that application fees are NOT refundable. Ensure that you select and submit the correct application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact our office.

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