OSPI BUILDING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

OSPI's building is closed to the public until further notice. OSPI will continue serving the public via phone, email, and the website.
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Certification

On Friday, December 11, 2020, the Professional Certification office is closed to all incoming customer phone calls beginning at 12:30 PM through 4:30 PM. Normal office operations will resume on Monday, December 14, 2020.

For immediate assistance visit our website or log into your EDS E-Certification account. You may also reach us by submitting an email to cert@k12.wa.us. 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 look forward to serving you.

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.