If you have questions about your certificate, please contact the OSPI Certification Office at (360) 725-6400 or email@example.com. They have access to your certification records and can best respond to your questions.
Both prospective and current educators will find this section useful. It contains information on the various pathways into and through the education profession.
Becoming a Washington Educator
Becoming a Washington Educator contains information about how to become an educator in Washington, whether you are interested in earning your license for the first time or are already a licensed teacher in another state.
Paraeducators seeking to advance their career will find relevant information on the Paraeducator Board’s For Current Paraeducators page.
Current Washington Educators
Current Washington Educators contains information useful to those already holding a Washington State teaching license, such as information on Professional Growth Plans (PGPs), the ProTeach Portfolio, and STEM and TPEP Certificate renewal requirements, and Suicide Prevention Training.
General Information for Educators
The General Information quick links section contains links of interest to both prospective and current educators such as information on Washington State certificate endorsements, fingerprinting, and a general educator FAQ.
- OSPI’s Educator FAQ
- Teacher Certification in Washington State
- CTE Teacher Certification in Washington State
- Administrator Certification in Washington State
- ESA Certification in Washington State
- Endorsements and Endorsement Areas
- Fingerprinting, Background Checks, and Fitness Supplement