New e-Certification for Washington State Educators
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New E-Certification for Washington State Educators

Goodbye paper trail! The new E-Certification system is now open. You may access the system through OSPI's Education Data System (EDS) Portal.

The following certification activities are now available:
Check certificate, permit, and application status is available for all educators

There are a limited number of certificate applications currently available online:

  • Teachers:
    Renew/reinstate continuing teacher
    Reissue residency teacher
    Renew professional teacher
    Renew residency teacher
    Obtain professional teacher
    Obtain substitute teacher
    Obtain residency teacher for out of state program completer
    Add additional endorsement
  • Administrators:
    Renew professional administrator
    Renew/reinstate continuing administrator
    Obtain first administrator certificate for out of state program completer
    Residency administrator reissuance
  • Educational Staff Associates:
    Renew/reinstate continuing educational staff associate
  • CTE:
    CTE continuing renewal
    Claim district request for CTE Conditional

All roles may request duplicate copies of educator certificates

Apply for teacher certificate applications (for teacher preparation program candidates)

*** All other applications must currently be submitted in paper format. Paper applications are available at ***

Electronic Certification Application

The new E-Certification service allows educators to take care of the most common tasks completely online, like applying for a credential, monitoring their application status, and printing permits and certificates.

The change from a paper-based process to a secure online process will eventually decrease the turnaround time for applications. School districts will also benefit with anytime access to information on a prospective employee, resulting in faster hiring. The information gathered within E-Certification will provide valuable data on educators in our state for policymakers and researchers.

E-Certification Webinars

E-Certification System Training

E-Certification System User Guides


Educator benefits:

  • Apply online
  • Monitor application status
  • Get expiration and renewal reminders
  • Print certificates
  • Update contact information

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