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For Those Who Hold A Residency ESA Certificate

The residency ESA certificate enables the holder to serve in the respective role. When you received your certificate you received an information flyer that explained requirements.

If you DO NOT KNOW what kind of Washington certificate you hold, send an email with your full name (name used at the time of certification), date of birth, and certificate number (if known) to Professional Certification.

If you hold a VALID RESIDENCY ESA CERTIFICATE you have the following options:


Reissuance of a Residency ESA Certificate
(valid for five years)

Requirements

All individuals who have not completed this process, should do so before pursuing residency ESA renewal or the professional ESA certificate.

The residency ESA certificate may be reissued to educational staff associates who:

  • Hold a residency ESA certificate with no expiration date.
  • Completed two consecutive years of successful service in the role with a Washington public school or approved private school and signed a third-year contract or returned for a third year since the issuance of their residency ESA certificate. The certificate shall be reissued with a defined expiration date.
    OR
  • Hold a Residency ESA certificate issued with a five-year expiration date but has not completed two consecutive years in the role in Washington state. The certificate may be reissued with no defined expiration date.

ESAs must apply for reissuance of the residency ESA certificate upon completing two years of successful service in the role and signing a third-year contract or returning for a third year with the same Washington public school or approved private school since the issuance of the residency ESA certificate for the role.


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Renewal of a Residency ESA Certificate


NOTE: We recommend that individuals who are not employed in the role pursue renewal ONLY when they are ready to return to serving in the role in Washington. This will ensure the validity of renewal will allow time to complete requirements for the continuing or professional ESA certificate.

The residency ESA certificate may be renewed in one of the following ways:

School Counselor

  • TWO-YEAR RENEWAL (NBPTS) – An individual school counselor who completes or intends to complete a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) school counselor assessment but does not earn National Board certification may use that completed assessment, or an affidavit of intention to complete, in order to renew the residency ESA certificate one time for two years.
  • THREE-YEAR RENEWAL (Expiration prior to 7/1/19) – An individual school counselor who holds or held a residency ESA school counselor certificate with an expiration date prior to 7/1/2019 may apply until 6/30/2020 for a three-year renewal.
  • FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL (Not in the role) – An individual school counselor who holds or held a residency ESA school counselor certificate who is not in the role of school counselor may have their residency ESA certificate renewed for an additional five-year period with the completion of one of the following options:
    • Completion of fifteen quarter/ten semester credits of college course work from an accredited institution of higher education, or
    • Completion of 150 continuing education hours, directly related to the current performance-based standards as defined in WAC 181-78A-270(4) since the issuance of the residency ESA certificate.

School Psychologist

  • TWO-YEAR RENEWAL (NCSP) – An individual school psychologist in the process of obtaining Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certification from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) may apply for a one-time two-year renewal with verification of NCSP submission. Additionally, individuals with expiring certificates in 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017, may apply for a second two-year renewal with verification of NCSP submission.
  • TWO-YEAR RENEWAL (Expiration between 6/30/13 and 6/30/17) – An individual school psychologist with a residency ESA certificate dated to expire June 30, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017, may apply until June 30, 2016, for a two-year renewal. These individuals may apply for a second two-year renewal until June 30, 2018.
  • FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL (Not in the role) – An individual school psychologist who holds or held a residency ESA school psychologist certificate who is not employed in the role may have their residency ESA certificate renewed for an additional five-year period with the completion of one of the following options:
    • Completion of fifteen quarter/ten semester credits of college course work from an accredited institution of higher education, or
    • Completion of 150 continuing education hours, directly related to the current performance-based standards as defined in WAC 181-78A-270(5) since the issuance of the residency ESA certificate for the role.

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   Updated 5/24/2017

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