Certification - To apply for Conditional ESA Certificate
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To apply for Conditional ESA Certificate

Requirements

For School Nurses and Speech Language Pathologists or Audiologists only:

Conditions:

  • School Nurse - The candidate possesses a state of Washington license as a registered nurse.
  • Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist - The candidate has completed a baccalaureate degree in speech pathology or audiology.

Screening: The ESD or local school district superintendent or approved private school administrator must verify the following criteria have been met:

  • The applicant meets one of the above conditions for application.
  • The individual is being certificated for a limited assignment and responsibility in a specified activity/field.
  • The district or ESD superintendent or private school administrator indicates the basis on which he/she has determined that the individual is competent for the assignment.

Renewal:

  • School Nurse certificate may be reissued for two years on submission of a new application and evidence that requirements continue to be met, and upon completion of 60 clock hours (six quarter or four semester hours) or course work since the issuance of the most recent certificate, as verified by the employer. The course work must be designed to support the participant's professional growth and enhance the participant's instructional knowledge or skills.
  • School Speech Language pathologist or audiologist certificate may be reissued once for two years if enrolled in and completing satisfactory progress in a master's degree program which will lead to initial ESA certification, and upon completion of 60 clock hours (six quarter or four semester hours) or course work since the issuance of the most recent certificate, as verified by the employer. The course work must be designed to support the participant's professional growth and enhance the participant's instructional knowledge or skills.

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  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Download Certification Forms

 


To apply for an Emergency ESA Certificate

Requirements

For School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Social Workers only:
The Emergency Certificate enables the ESA to be assigned to the specific ESA role for up to one year.

Requirements:

  • The candidate has completed all course work for a master's degree with the exception of the internship.
  • The candidate must have substantially completed a state-approved ESA preparation program as a school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker, but does not yet qualify for the Residency ESA Certificate.
  • The school cannot find anyone with a regular ESA certificate for the role.

Conditions:

  • A qualified person who holds regular certification is not available or that the position is essential and circumstances warrant consideration of issuance of an emergency certificate.
  • A candidate for emergency certification as a school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker is the best qualified of the candidates for the position as verified by the employing school district and has completed all course work for the required master's degree with the exception of the internship.
  • A candidate for emergency certification as a school psychologist is enrolled in an approved school psychologist preparation program and is participating in the required internship.


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Download Certification Forms

 

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