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

The CTE Conditional certificate is issued for two school years or less and is initiated by the district. The two 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

If the applicant needs Worksite Learning or Career Choices or a combination of both, the applicant must be enrolled in a CTE program and has already completed the Worksite Learning coursework. (Form 4075W, 4075G-1, 4075E-1)

Reissuance/Renewal of CTE Conditional certificates:

All CTE Conditional Certificates issued after November 11, 2018 have been issued the new two school year (or less) certificate.

During the two year validity, the applicant must complete 50 clock hours or equivalency (credits, PGP's) verified by the district in order to gain a CTE Conditional reissuance/renewal.

The district must initiate the request in E-Certification.

If using PGP's, the applicant must enter the PGP's in their E​-Certification account under Professional Development hours or "PD Hours".

For PGP information and resources, please visit the Professional Educator Standards Board.


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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