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How to Add an Endorsement - Find out the current requirements to add an endorsement to your certificate.

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Rules and Regulation Changes - Up-to-date information about changes made to rules and regulations regarding certification.

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Our hours

For walk-in customers:

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-W-TH-F
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday

To call:

    9:00am-4:30pm - M-W-Th-F
    10:00am-4:30pm - Tuesday

JUNE 30TH, 2019 - Expiration Deadline: Our Evaluators are working diligently to get ALL applications for certification processed in a timely manner. If you submit your materials prior to the 6/30/19 deadline you have met the submission deadline. Applications are reviewed in the order received and applicants are notified electronically of any change in the status of their applications. If you are teaching summer school you may ask the district to put a RUSH on the process for you.

In order to better serve you when contacting our office, please provide us with your certificate number or your complete name and date of birth.

*Military Spouse or Military Personnel
After you complete your application online through E-certification, please contact our office for expedited review.


Beginning September 1, 2019, any candidate who seeks to earn one of the following endorsements will be required to pair it with a second endorsement (per WAC 181-79A-132 and WAC 181-79A-227):

  • Bilingual education
  • English language learner (ELL)
  • Special education (SPED)
  • Early childhood special education
  • General science​

A new FAQ is now available to help provide clarity regarding the upcoming dual endorsement requirement.​ For more information, please visit their website.​



   Updated 6/25/2019

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