Washington issues the Residency Administrator Certificate to all first-time applicants for a regular Administrator Certificate.
Please note that Oregon principals and program administrators who completed a CAL program may apply for a Professional (second-tier) Administrator certificate. If the CAL was earned via completion of a doctoral program, the first-tier residency certificate will be issued.
The candidate must have:
- Earned a master's degree from any accredited college/university.
- Completed any state's approved college/university administrator preparation program in the administrative
role (principal or program administrator). In-state
programs approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board are available through Washington colleges/universities.
Completed three years successful experience in the appropriate administrative role while holding a regular administrator certificate issued by another state.
- Principals only: Hold or have held a regular teaching certificate
OR ESA certificate OR
Initial/Continuing CTE certificate
- Principals only: Verification of three years successful school-based instructional experience in an educational setting.
Please note: The forms 4001E and/or 4020F-1 must be submitted with your application or mailed with your official transcripts. Principals must also include form 4001F.
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