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Please Note: ESD 189 (Northwest) is no longer processing certification applications. Please contact another ESD for your certification activities.
How do I BECOME CERTIFIED in Washington? (basic requirements)
For those who do not qualify for the initial CTE teaching certificate, there are two limited certificates available to meet the needs of employers:
NOTE: Individuals cannot request these certificates without coordinating with a school district.
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