Career and Technical Educator Conditional Certificate
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Career and Technical Educator Conditional Certificate

An educator can work with a school district that wants to hire them for a position based upon their experience and expertise in a specific specialty area.

The candidate must be highly experienced in the knowledge and occupational skills of the CTE program to be certified. The candidate may be employed in new and emerging occupations as identified by the Professional Educator Standards Board or its designee.

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.



  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check, if not already on record

NOTE: A Conditional CTE Certificate is issued for one school year or less. The 1-year conditional CTE certificate enables a school district, which cannot find a regularly certificated CTE instructor in a specific area, to hire someone who is highly qualified and experienced in that area. The certificate is subject to specific limitations and the teacher must complete a written training plan developed in coordination with the CTE administrator and the CTE advisory committee. WAC 181-77-014

NOTE: The certificate is valid only for the teaching area specified on the certificate.

REISSUE NOTE: The certificate may be renewed on submission of a new district request and application with evidence that requirements continue to be met. WAC 181-77-014


If you have all necessary documentation to apply for this certificate, 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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