Certification - Probationary CTE Certificate (valid for 2 years and is renewable)
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Probationary CTE Certificate

This certificate is for applicants that are employed full-time in a CTE classroom and have yet to qualify for the CTE Initial.
This certificate is valid for two years and may be renewed for an additional two years.


  • The candidate must have substantially completed requirements for the initial CTE certificate and submit the verification of enrollment form (4075E-1 or 4075G-1) verifying they have enrolled in a CTE program.
  • The applicant must be recommended by the employing school district.
  • The candidate and CTE administrator must have a jointly developed professional growth plan which has been approved by the local school district CTE program advisory committee.

Professional Growth Plan must provide for:

  • Issues related to legal liability
  • The responsibilities of professional CTE educators
  • The lines of authority in the employing school district and/or building
  • Within 60 days, establish procedures for development of competencies in CTE methods, and General and specific safety.
  • If the candidate does not have access to required coursework in the first 90 days, the CTE program advisory committee may authorize completion of coursework at a later date. Coursework must be completed prior to the second year of employment.
  • Procedures and timelines must be developed for meeting the remaining requirements for the initial CTE certificate.

The probationary CTE certificate may be renewed one time for 2 additional years:

  • Upon recommendation by the employing district,
  • If the individual has completed the procedures outlined for the first year in the professional growth plan, and
  • If the individual has made additional progress in meeting the requirements for initial CTE teacher certificate, see initial CTE.
  • For the Business and Industry Route, here is where you can find program information:
    Washington Professional Standards Board- approved program.

Probationary Certificate as Coordinator of Worksite Learning

The candidate must have

  • Must hold a CTE probationary, Initial or Continuing certificate in a program area other than Worksite Learning and/or Career Choices.
    WAC 181-77-068 Worksite Learning and Career Choices
  • Completed a course in coordination techniques.
  • Demonstrate competency in the CTE teacher preparation specialty standards (WAC 181-77A-180).


This certificate is initiated by the school district. Please log into your Education Data System (EDS) portal to claim the certificate.

Please note: The 4075E (college/university route), 4075G (Business and Industry route), 4075F-1 (experience in lieu of program), 4075H (Verification of teaching experience), 4075S (Specific Safety), 4075P (CTE Probationary district request) 4075G-1 (CTE Probationary institutional verification of enrollment must be submitted with your application or mailed with your official transcripts.

   Electronic Certification Application



   Updated 10/27/2016

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