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The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) is responsible for policy and oversight of Washington State's system of educator preparation, certification, continuing education, and assignment.  The Board consists of twelve-members appointed by the Governor, the majority of whom are practicing educators. 

While the Board makes the decisions about the work to be done at their regular meetings , Board staff conduct the work. Follow the links below for more information about the what and how of that work.

Educator Pathways - Providing opportunities to grow future teachers, develop current teachers, and engage in policy and innovation.

Assessments - Tests for current and future educators in Washington. 

PESB Annual Report - Data and resources on educators in Washington, quality of educator preparation programs, educator certification, and educator employment trends. 

Program Effectiveness & Policy - Information for developing new and maintaining existing educator preparation programs in the state of Washington.

Have questions about your license? Please visit the OSPI Certification Site for more information.