Emergency Teacher Certification
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Emergency Teacher

This application is for those who plan to be working with an employer and have completed your bachelor's degree, but have not yet completed your teacher preparation program.

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.


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree. Must submit official transcripts showing degree
  • Verification of program enrollment 4050E
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

An Emergency Teacher Certificate enables an educator to be assigned to a classroom for up to one school year.

NOTE: An Emergency Teacher Certificate issued with a Special Education endorsement may be renewed once for one school year upon verification by the college/university that the individual is completing satisfactory progress in the Residency Teacher Certificate program. Form 4050E.


This application must be initiated by your sponsoring school district. Once that has been done, 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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   Updated 3/8/2018

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