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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Occupational Information Specialist (OIS)

The application that needs to be submitted for the CTE OIS certificate will depend on the current or most previous certificate held.

Starting July 1, 2018, this certificate will no longer be offered. Please refer to the Career Guidance Specialist certificate requirements.

 

Requirements for a One Year CTE OIS Certificate

  • Three years of full time paid occupational experience (of which two years must have been in the last six years)
    OR
    Two years of CTE teaching experience in an approved CTE program under the state of Washington plan for CTE education

Requirements for Renewal of a One Year CTE OIS Certificate

  • Must hold or have held a one year certificate
  • The OIS certificate may be renewed twice
  • Must prove three years of full time paid occupational experience of which two must have been in the last six years, dealing with employment or personnel problems and with placement or evaluation of workers
    OR
    Must prove two years of CTE teaching experience in an approved CTE program under the state of Washington plan for career and technical education

NOTE: The one year CTE OIS certificate may renewed twice.

Requirements for a Three Year CTE OIS Certificate

  • Must have held a one year OIS certificate within the previous two years
  • Must have completed nine quarter credits or equivalent of approved professional education, earned since the issuance of the first OIS certificate. Of that total, three quarter hours or equivalent must have been earned since the issuance of the previous certificate
  • Must have completed 120 hours of service as an occupational information specialist during the life or the previous certificate

Requirements for Renewal of a Three Year CTE OIS Certificate

  • Must have completed nine quarter credits or the equivalent of approved professional education since the issuance of the previous certificate
  • Must have completed 120 hours of service as an occupational information specialist during the life or the previous certificate

NOTE: The three year CTE OIS Certificate may renewed once

Requirements for a Five Year CTE OIS Certificate

  • Must have held a three year CTE certificate within the previous two years
  • Completed a total of 18 quarter credits or 180 clock hours of professional education earned since the issuance of the first OIS certificate
  • Two years of CTE occupational information specialist experience during the life of the previous certificate

Requirements for Renewal of a Five Year CTE OIS Certificate

  • Must have completed a total of six quarter credits or 60 clock hours of professional education earned since the issuance of the first OIS certificate
  • Must have two years of OIS experience during the life to the previous certificate

NOTE: The five year CTE OIS Certificate may be renewed indefinitely, every five years.


Apply

If you have all necessary documentation to apply for this certificate submit the application 4083,

*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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