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For Those Who Hold A Residency ESA Certificate

The residency ESA certificate enables the holder to serve in the respective role. When you received your certificate you received an information flyer that explained requirements.

If you DO NOT KNOW what kind of Washington certificate you hold, send an email with your full name (name used at the time of certification), date of birth, certificate number (if known), and social security number (optional) to cert@k12.wa.us

If you hold a VALID RESIDENCY ESA CERTIFICATE you have the following options:

If your RESIDENCY has LAPSED you have the following options: Renew a Residency ESA Certificate, apply for a Residency ESA reissuance, Substitute Certificate

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Reissuance of a Residency ESA Certificate (valid for five years)


All individuals, who have not completed this process, should do so before pursuing renewal of the residency or the professional certificate.

The residency ESA certificate may be reissued to educational staff associates who:

  • Complete two consecutive years of successful service in the role with a Washington public school or approved private school and have signed a third-year contract since the issuance of their residency ESA certificate.
  • Have not completed two years of successful service in the role in Washington since the issuance of their residency ESA certificate with a defined expiration date.

Must request reissuance of the residency ESA certificate upon completing two years of successful service in the role and signing a third-year contract with a Washington public school or approved private school since the issuance of the residency ESA certificate.

For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.


  Application

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

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Renewal of a Residency ESA Certificate


NOTE: We recommend that individuals who are not employed pursue renewal ONLY when they are ready to return to serving in the role in Washington to ensure the validity will allow time to complete requirements to obtain the professional ESA certificate.

WARNING: If an individual is unsuccessful in completing professional ESA certification requirements during the life of the renewal certificate, there are no further renewal options.

The residency ESA certificate may be renewed once, in one of the following ways:

School counselors may apply for a two-year residency ESA renewal based on enrollment in a state-approved professional ESA certificate program. Apply for this renewal through the Washington college or university at which you are enrolled in a professional ESA certificate program.

School counselors who intend to complete assessment for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) school counselor certification may renew the residency ESA school counselor certificate for two years by submitting a complete application to the OSPI Certification Office with a signed affidavit. Provided that residency ESA school counselor certificates expiring on 6/30/2014 only, may be renewed once for three years due to recent NBPTS process changes.

School psychologists in the process of obtaining Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certification from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) may apply for a one-time two-year renewal with verification of NCSP submission.

School psychologists with residency ESA certificates dated to expire June 30, 2013, 2014, or 2015 may apply until June 30, 2016, for a one-time two-year renewal.

Individuals who hold, or have held, a residency ESA school counselor or school psychologist certificate who are not employed in the role may have their certificate(s) renewed for five years with completion of 15 quarter/10 semester credits from a regionally-accredited institution or 150 approved clock hours. Either option must have been completed after issuance of the residency ESA certificate and must be directly related to the current performance-based standards as defined in WAC 181-78A-270 (5), (7), or (9).

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  Application

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

Download Certification Forms

 

 

 

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