Career and Technical Education Applicants
Review the application types below to find the application that's right for you based on your current status.
If you are looking to gain or have already held a Career and Technical Education Certificate.
Initial - This is the first tier certificate that an educator can apply for if they have completed either the university route or the business and industry route program and hold the required experience.
Renewal of Initial - Select this if previously held or currently hold an Initial CTE Certificate.
Continuing - This is the second tier certificate that an educator can apply for once they have held an Initial CTE Certificate and have met the requirements to upgrade their certificate.
Renewal of Continuing - Select this if previously held or currently hold a Continuing CTE Certificate.
Probationary* - This certificate is for applicants that are employed full-time in a CTE classroom and have yet to qualify for the CTE Initial. This certificate must be initiated by an employer on the educator’s behalf.
Conditional* - An educator can work with a state of Washington school district or skill center that wants to hire them for a position based upon their experience and expertise in a specific specialty area. This certificate must be initiated by a school district on the educator’s behalf.
CTE Counselor - Select this to learn more about gaining or renewing the CTE Counselor Certificate.
Occupational Information Specialist - Select this to learn more about gaining or renewing the CTE Occupational Information Specialist Certificate.
CTE Director - Select this to learn more about gaining or renewing the CTE Director Certificate.
Limited certificate. If an educator is eligible to hold a full teaching certificate, then they would not qualify for any of the Limited certificates.