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The Office of Professional Practices provides information and services to school districts, parents, attorneys, the educational community, government agencies, and the general public in these specific areas: Investigations and Fingerprint Records.


We examine allegations of unprofessional conduct by educators, and review applications for certification when there is any question concerning good moral character, personal fitness, and/or criminal history record.

Fingerprint Records

We receive background record checks from the Washington State Patrol and the FBI, and enter conviction information into the online Educational Data System (EDS).