New e-Certification for Washington State Educators
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New E-Certification for Washington State Educators

Goodbye paper trail! The new E-Certification system is now open. You may access the system through OSPI's Education Data System (EDS) Portal.

The following certification activities are available now to educators:

  • Check certificate, permit, and application status for all educators
  • Renew continuing teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certificates
  • Reissue residency teacher certificates
  • Request duplicate copies of educator certificates
  • Apply for teacher certificate applications (for teacher preparation program candidates)

Additional applications will be added to E-Certification in Spring 2014.

Electronic Certification Application

The new E-Certification service allows educators to take care of the most common tasks completely online, like applying for a credential, monitoring their application status, and printing permits and certificates.

The change from a paper-based process to a secure online process will eventually decrease the turnaround time for applications. School districts will also benefit with anytime access to information on a prospective employee, resulting in faster hiring. The information gathered within E-Certification will provide valuable data on educators in our state for policymakers and researchers.

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Educator benefits:

  • Apply online
  • Monitor application status
  • Get expiration and renewal reminders
  • Print certificates
  • Update contact information

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