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.
The residency ESA certificate may be renewed , in :
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 complete assessment for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) school counselor certification but do not earn National Board Certification may use that completed assessment to renew the residency ESA school counselor certificate for two years.
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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