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Residency Teacher

There are multiple types of applications available for educators who are reissuing or renewing their Residency Teacher Certificate. See below for more information on each option.

 

Requirements


+ Reissue Applications
This is the certificate an educator would apply for after their Residency First Issue or Provisional Status Certificate has gained an expiration date.

  • Must be reported by an employer on the annual Fall OSPI report (S275) with at least 1.5 years of full time experience
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

NOTE: If you have not received email notice from the Certification Office or have not been able to verify through E-Certification that you have gained an expiration date, DO NOT apply for this certificate before contacting our office.



+ For the Five Year Renewal Application
This is the certificate an educator would apply for when their reissue certificate is set to expire and for any subsequent renewals.

  • Must attest to completion of an issues of abuse course for more information see WAC 181-79A-030(9). This course MUST be entered into the ‘PD Hours’ section of your E-Certification account prior to applying
  • Must complete 100 clock hours or equivalent college credits or Professional Growth Plans (PGP) or a combination of any of the three options, which must have been completed in the five years prior to the application date for renewal
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

Subsequent renewals: 100 clock hours or equivalents must be completed from the date of issuance through the expiration date of the current certificate.

NOTE: For subsequent renewals, an application to renew must NOT be submitted more than 12 months in advance of that certificate's expiration date.

Renewal of an expired Residency Certificate: 100 clock hours or equivalents must be completed within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for renewal.

NOTE: Educators applying to renew an expired certificate must submit documentation of completed clock hours or equivalents to the Certification Office for review with their application.

ISSUES OF ABUSE COURSE NOTE: The candidate must have taken coursework in issues of abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.

STEM NOTE: For all Residency renewal applicants submitting after 9/1/2019, they must complete the STEM requirements as part of their clock hours.

Clock hour equivalents are allowed as follows: 1 quarter credit = 10 clock hours; 1 semester credit = 15 clock hours; 1 PGP until 6-30-18 = 30 clock hours; 1 PGP as of 7-1-18 = 25 clock hours.
Template Form 1697 PGP for Certificate Renewal

Form 1128-8: Use this form to document completion of a Professional Growth Plan and submit to your school district to claim clock hours and to the Certification Office if you are submitting an application for renewal or reinstatement of an EXPIRED certificate.

For PGP information and resources, please visit the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Clock Hour Information



+ For the First 2-Year Renewal Application
This is the certificate an educator can apply for when their reissue certificate is set to expire and they want to attest intention to complete ProTeach or National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS).

  • Must attest intention to complete ProTeach assessment on application
  • Educators who are already registered for ProTeach or are in the National Boards process are eligible for this renewal
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record



+ For the Second 2-Year Renewal Application
This is the certificate an educator can apply for when their first 2-Year Renewal Certificate is set to expire and they have submitted in all areas of ProTeach or (National Boards).

  • Must have submitted in all areas of ProTeach or National Boards before expiration date of first 2-Year renewal certificate
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

Individuals who were unemployed during the validity period of their first 2-Year renewal certificate can qualify for the second 2-Year renewal certificate by submitting an affidavit from their former employer showing dates of employment and separation.

Educators do not need to wait for their scores to become official from either assessment in order to submit the application to renew. Showing proof of full submission is all that is required in order to qualify for the second 2-Year renewal certificate.

UPGRADE NOTE: Once an educator has passed ProTeach or National Boards, they will qualify to upgrade to the Professional Certificate.


Apply

If you have all necessary documentation to apply for this certificate, login to: E-Certification

*IMPORTANT: Please note that application fees are NOT refundable. Ensure that you select and submit the correct application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact our office.

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