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For Those Who Hold Initial Principal,
Program Administrator Certificates

Washington State requires that all individuals serving as principals in public schools must hold a valid Washington Administrator (Principal) certificate. Certification for Program Administrator is optional and determined by the employer. If you hold an INITIAL PRINCIPAL'S or INITIAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR’S CERTIFICATE you have the following options:

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To Apply for a Continuing Administrator's Certificate
 (valid for five year periods)
(For persons holding a valid Initial Administrator's Certificate)
Requirements

The Principal candidate must have:

  • Verification of 3 contracted school years of full-time employment as a principal, vice principal, or assistant principal
  • A course or coursework in issues related to abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention
  • Verification of 15 quarter hours (10 semester hrs) or 150 clock hours, or equivalent, of graduate course work (in consultation with and approved by employer) based on performance domains included in WAC 181-78A-270(2) and taken subsequent to the issuance of the initial principal's certificate 


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application
benefits of applying online

OR

Download Certification Forms

The Program Administrator candidate must have:

  • Must have completed, subsequent to the baccalaureate degree, a total of 30 quarter hours (20 semester hours) of graduate-level study in education or hold a doctorate in education.
  • Must have at least 180 days (one year) of experience as a program administrator.
  • A course or coursework in issues related to abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention

For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application
benefits of applying online

OR

Download Certification Forms

 


Applying for Conversion to the Residency Administrator's Certificate
Requirements

The Principal candidate:
Hold or have held an Initial Principal's Certificate.

Residency Principal’s certificate is valid until applicant has completed two years of service as a principal, vice-principal, or assistant principal in Washington.


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application

OR

Download Certification Forms

The Program Administrator candidate:
Hold or have held an Initial Program Administrator's Certificate.

Residency Program Administrator’s Certificate is valid until applicant has completed two years of service as a program administrator in Washington.

For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application

OR

Download Certification Forms

 

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