The Professional Certification office is closed to all incoming customer phone calls on February 15, 2021, in observance of President’s Day. Normal office operations will resume on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
The customer service representative regular telephone hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
There are nearly 200,000 certified educators in Washington state. This includes classroom teachers, principals, paraeducators, school counselors, superintendents, and more. Most certifications must be renewed by OSPI every five years. This page contains information about the certification and renewal processes, requirements for continuing education, emergency certifications, how military veterans and educators from out of state can teach in Washington, and more.