If you are looking for individual certificate information, please visit the OSPI Certification website.
Basic Requirements for Becoming a Teacher in Washington State
Teachers in Washington schools must be fully certified. A valid Washington certificate is required. Each certificate type has education, preparation, and testing requirements. Additionally, teachers must meet basic character and fitness requirements and fingerprint background check.
Candidates eligible to receive a teacher certificate in your program’s state likely meet the program completion requirement. The level/tier of certificate you are eligible for may vary depending on your background, the timing from when you apply for your certificate, and when it is issued to you may vary as well.