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In order to better serve you, when you contact our office, please provide your certificate number, or complete name and date of birth.

New E-Certification for Washington State Educators

Certification Updates and Fee Changes Effective September 1, 2015:
New Fee Schedule | More information

Application Processing Status

This week (9/28/15) we are reviewing the following:

  • Applications received the week of 8/17/15
  • Clock hour reports received the week of 9/3/15
  • CTE applications received the week of 8/24/15
  • ESA applications received the week of 8/11/15
  • Administrator applications received the week of 8/11/15

Once an application is reviewed, it will take approximately 5-7 business days to mail information to the applicant. This office does NOT accept faxed or e-mailed applications. Your application, with original signature, and any supporting materials, must be filed with our office for action to be taken.
* If your address has changed since you submitted your application, please update it in E-Certification.

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Total certificate actions processed in 2015 to date: 34,279
Total certificate actions processed in 2014: 34,951
Total certificate actions processed in 2013: 29,326

The Professional Certification Office is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. All application fees must be receipted by 4:00 PM. Our office accepts checks or money orders.

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