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   (360) 725-6400
   cert@k12.wa.us

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Monday-Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Office closed daily from
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Professional Certification Office
(360) 725-6400 - Office
(360) 586-0145 - Fax
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Email: cert@k12.wa.us
Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification

Professional Educator Standards Board
(360) 725-6275 - Office
(360) 586-4548 - Fax
PO Box 47236
Olympia, WA 98504-7236
Email: pesb@k12.wa.us
Website: http://www.pesb.wa.gov

Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) Office
(360) 725-6119
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Email: michaela.miller@k12.wa.us
Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/BEST

Washington Initiative for NBPTS Certification Office
(360) 725-6119, 1-877-833-0931
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Email: michaela.miller@k12.wa.us
Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/nbpts/default.aspx

Websites

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Professional Educator Standards Board 
Professional Certification Office 
Certification Applications/Forms
Colleges/Universities Contact List 
Educational Service Districts (ESDs) Contact List
Educator Preparation Programs 
The Professional Certificate
“Pro Teach” (the professional certificate for teachers)
Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) Office
Troops to Teachers Office
Washington Initiative for NBPTS Certification Office

Other Helpful Websites

Current WACs (Washington Administrative Code (Updated every two weeks)
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers 
Higher Education Coordinating Board (state-funded student financial aid; loan forgiveness)
Professional Educator Standards Board (Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification Programs (exclusively for state identified subject matter shortage areas), Basic Skills Test (West-B), Content Knowledge Test (West E)) 
School Apportionment and Financial Services, OSPI
Salary Allocation Questions and Answers
Salary Allocation Table
TeachWashington.Org (How to become a teacher in Washington) 
Washington Education Association (WEA) Jobline
Washington State Department of Retirement Systems  

 

 

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