Expiring Residency Teaching Certificate

Professional Certification is a mandatory second tier for teacher licensure. There are two options for earning a Washington second tier license.


Please read advisory regarding the new National Board process and candidates with expiring residency credentials.

Don't let your Residency Certificate expire!

Residency Certification timeline

There is a consequence for allowing your residency certificate to expire. Teachers who have exhausted all available renewals of their residency certificate and have not passed the ProTeach Portfolio or earned a National Board Certificate will have their residency certificate expire and will not be eligible for reinstatement of teacher licensure for one year past the expiration date of their final residency renewal. (WAC 181-79A-231(7)(A)) .

 *Final nonrenewal  Expiration of Residency Teaching  ProTeach Portfolio Registration Window ProTeach Portfolio Submission Dates Scores Released to Candidate
June 30, 2014
 May 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2013
 January 31, 2014 
June 28, 2014 
Jan: Mar.28, 2014
June: Aug. 23, 2014
June 30, 2014
Nov. 16, 2013-April 15, 2014
Late fees apply: April 16-30, 2014
 June 28, 2014
June 28:Aug.23,2014

June 30, 2015 May 1, 2014-Oct. 31, 2014 January 31, 2015
June 28, 2015
Jan:Mar.28, 2015
June: Aug. 23, 2015
* Teachers have exhausted all renewals of their residency certificates and are in danger of losing their license.

For information on reissuance and renewal please visit OSPI's website or contact OSPI certification office by phone (360)-725-6400 or email cert@k12.wa.us.

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