Certification

CERTIFICATION

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. The OSPI certification 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. Click here for details

For details on the E-Certification process and to access the OSPI Users' Guide visit the OSPI E-Certification for Washington State Educators. Click here for details.

Access the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) for details regarding additional requirements. Click her for details

CLOCK HOURS

For details regarding your status of clock hours visit the NEWESD clock hours page. Click here.