E-Certification for Washington State Educators
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E-Certification for Washington State Educators

+ The following activities are available in E-Certification

  • Apply for a Washington state teacher, administrator, educational staff associate, or career tech educator certificate
  • Renew a Washington state continuing teacher, administrator, or educational staff associate certificate
  • Check certificate, permit, and application status
  • Apply for reissuance of residency teacher certificates
  • Request duplicate copies of educator certificates

+ The following activities are not yet available in E-Certification

  • Initial Teacher renewal or Continuing Application (these are available only to individuals who hold or have held an Initial Teacher Certificate that expired after 08/31/2000)
  • First Peoples Language, Culture, and Oral Traditions
  • Non-Immigrant Exchange Teacher
  • Verification of Active Duty Military Service
  • CTE Counselor
  • Occupational Information Specialist
  • Continuing ESA school counselor (To apply for this you must hold a valid initial ESA school counselor, or have an expired initial ESA school counselor but met continuing requirements prior to the expiration and are applying late. If you already hold a continuing ESA school counselor certificate, maintenance/renewal application is available in E-Certification.)
  • Continuing ESA school psychologist (To apply for this you must hold or held an initial or residency ESA school psychologist certificate and do not meet professional ESA requirements. If you already hold a continuing ESA school psychologist certificate, maintenance/renewal application is available in E-Certification.)
  • Additional Initial ESA school nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist, school social worker, and school speech language pathologist or audiologist
  • Residency ESA Renewal school counselor and school psychologist
  • Professional ESA school counselor and school psychologist
  • Professional ESA Renewal school counselor and school psychologist

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

 

How to Access E-Certification
Returning user

  1. Go to https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Click Login.
  4. From the EDS homepage, select:
      View my applications
      My Application List
      E-Certification
  5. From the E-Certification homepage, select:
      My Credentials tab
      Educator tab

  6. Use the dropdown to select your desired action.

First-time user

  1. Go to https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us
  2. Select the Create an Account tab.
    Username must be a valid email address.
    Password must be at least 8 characters long, and contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one symbol.
  3. Complete the Required Login Information.
  4. Complete the Data for Linking to a Certificate. If you were ever employed by a Washington school district, you have data to claim.
  5. Click Register. You will be prompted to Request Application Roles. This option can take up to 30 minutes to appear. If your school participates in eVal, you may request a role at this time OR select Not Now to continue to E-Certification.
  6. Click Login.
  7. From the EDS homepage, select:
      View my applications
      My Application List E-Certification
  8. From the E-Certification homepage, select:
      Available Role
      My Credentials tab
      Educator tab
  9. Use the dropdown to select your desired action.

Please see the Login instruction sheet for additional technical assistance.

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E-Certification Login

 

   Updated 11/30/2016

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