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


Virtual Certificates are now available for educators to print through the E-Certification system. These are Official Washington state certificates. Virtual Certificate

If you are a Military Spouse or Military Personnel: After you submit your application online through E-Certification please contact our office for expedited review.

Application Processing Status

This week (9/19/16) we are reviewing the following:

  • Applications received the week of 7/29/16
  • Clock hour reports received the week of 7/30/16
  • CTE applications received the week of 8/9/16
  • ESA applications received the week of 7/25/16
  • Administrator applications received the week of 8/1/16

There are currently 2,728 total applications pending review.

Once an application is reviewed, it may take up to 5-7 business days to E-mail information to the applicant. This office does NOT accept faxed or e-mailed applications. Your E-Certification or paper application, fee, and any supporting materials, must be filed with our office for action to be taken.
* If your address has changed since you submitted your application, please update it in E-Certification.

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Total certificate actions processed in 2016 to date: 35,337
Total certificate actions processed in 2015: 40,680
Total certificate actions processed in 2014: 34,951

The Professional Certification Office is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for walk-in customers. All application fees must be receipted by 4 p.m. Our office accepts checks or money orders.


   Updated 9/20/2016

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