The Certification Office will be closed to incoming customer phone calls beginning on October 29, 2020, from 12:30PM until 2:30PM. Normal office operations will resume at 2:30PM on October 29, 2020. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to serving you soon.
For immediate assistance visit our website or log into your EDS E-Certification account. You may also submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The customer service representative regular telephone hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
We appreciate your patience and thank you for your phone call.
There are nearly 200,000 certified educators in Washington state. This includes classroom teachers, principals, paraeducators, school counselors, superintendents, and more. Most certifications must be renewed by OSPI every five years. This page contains information about the certification and renewal processes, requirements for continuing education, emergency certifications, how military veterans and educators from out of state can teach in Washington, and more.