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How to Print Your Certificate - Instructions for printing the official copy of your certificate.

How to Add an Endorsement - Find out the current requirements to add an endorsement to your certificate.

Teacher Assessment Information - Accepted teacher assessments necessary for certification.



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Educator Clock Hour Information - FAQs for Educators

Clock Hour Documentation Information - Forms and accepted documentation for reporting clock hours and current and past provider lists

Application Processing Status - Applications we are currently processing.

Paraeducator - Updated information on paraeducator certification

Troops to Teachers - Veterans transitioning to a career in education.

Career and Technical Education - Information on obtaining CTE certification.

Rules and Regulation Changes - Up-to-date information about changes made to rules and regulations regarding certification.

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Our hours

For walk-in customers:

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-W-TH-F
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday

To call:

    9:00am-4:30pm - M-W-Th-F
    10:00am-4:30pm - Tuesday

In order to better serve you when contacting our office, please provide us with your certificate number or your complete name and date of birth.

*Military Spouse or Military Personnel
After you complete your application online through E-certification, please contact our office for expedited review.


Beginning September 1, 2019, any candidate who seeks to earn one of the following endorsements will be required to pair it with a second endorsement (per WAC 181-79A-132 and WAC 181-79A-227):

  • Bilingual education
  • English language learner (ELL)
  • Special education (SPED)
  • Early childhood special education
  • General science​

A new FAQ is now available to help provide clarity regarding the upcoming dual endorsement requirement.​ For more information, please visit their website.​



   Updated 6/10/2019

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