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Out-of-State Applicants - Teachers

Review the application types below to find the application that's right for you based on your current status.

Certificates you may apply for if you have completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program.

This list contains full and limited teaching certificates. Limited certificates must be initiated by a state of Washington employer on behalf of the educator who is not eligible for full certification.

Certificate Types

Pre-Residency Clearance* - Select this if you are currently completing your teacher preparation program.

Residency Teacher - Select this if you completed a teacher preparation program or hold or have held a full teaching certificate in another state with at least three years of out-of-state or out-of-country teaching experience.

Professional Teacher - Select this if you held a second tier certificate from an approved state or if you are National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certified.

Career and Technical Education - Select this if you are interested in becoming certified in Career and Technical Education.

Substitute Teacher - Select this if you completed a teacher preparation program or hold or have held a full teaching certificate in another state with at least three years of out-of-state or out-of-country teaching experience.

Conditional Teacher* - Select this if you are working with a Washington employer wanting to hire you for a position based upon your experience and expertise in a specific educational area.

Intern Substitute Teacher* - Select this if you are student teaching and your employer needs you to substitute for your mentor teacher in their absence.

Emergency Substitute Teacher* - Select this if you are working with a Washington employer wanting you to be available for substitute teaching on an emergency basis.

Foreign Trained Applicants - Select this if you completed your degree(s) and/or a teacher preparation program at an institution in a country outside of the United States.

* Limited certificate. If an educator is eligible to hold a full Teaching certificate, they do not qualify for any of the Limited certificates.