- Completion of a bachelor's degree or higher. Must submit official transcripts showing degree
- Completion of any state's approved teacher preparation program through an accredited institution, or an approved alternate route program, or three years of full-time, out of state teaching experience. Complete the form which applies and submit at the time of application. Form 4020E, 4020E-1, 4020F-1
- Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record
NOTE: Foreign Trained/Out of Country for additional requirement information.
If you hold or have held a regular state of Washington Teaching Certificate then you qualify for the Substitute Certificate.
Washington state-approved teacher preparation programs.
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.