Navigate The Certification Process

Register for an online series of WEA certification trainings for teachers, Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers and Educational Staff Associates (ESAs). Available certification trainings for Winter 2021 are listed below.

  -- The WEA ESA and Teacher Certification Trainings will help participants understand the latest state certification policy
      changes, examine certificate renewal options and explore the OSPI eCert platform. Both trainings also address the latest
      COVID-19 certification updates.

  -- WEA’s Professional Growth Plan (PGP) Part 1 Class is for all certificated educators considering using PGPs for
      certificate renewal, meeting the STEM certificate renewal requirement, and for salary advancement purposes.

More certification training information can be found here: WEA professional development opportunities are only open to WEA members. If you are a non-member and would like to join, click here to sign up for membership.

Winter 2021 Certification Trainings:

Teacher Certification 101 (2 Clock Hours)

Focuses on latest teacher certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, STEM renewal requirement, PGP basics, National Board basics, OSPI eCert platform.

Audience: Teachers and CTE Teachers

Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101 (2 Clock Hours)

Focuses on latest ESA certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, OSPI eCert platform, PGP basics and ESA professional growth needs.

Audience: Educational Staff Associates

National Board Information Session (2 Clock Hours)

Learn about the National Board 5 Core Propositions, content area standards and the four National Board components. Session covers current state incentives and candidate support options.

Audience: Certificated educators

Professional Growth Plan 1 (3 Clock Hours)

Certificated educators can complete 1 PGP per year for 25 clock hours for certificate renewal and salary movement.  Session covers PGP basics, alignment with TPEP, meeting STEM requirement using PGPs and time to draft your PGP.

Audience: All certificated educators

Professional Growth Plan 2 (2 Clock Hours)

In this session, participants participate in small-group sessions focused on individualized feedback on PGP drafts. Participants have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions around PGPs and then have work time to make edits.

Audience: All certificated educators who have completed PGP #1

Professional Growth Plan 3 (2 Clock Hours)

In this final session, participants bring a completed PGP for final review.  The process facilitates possible sign-off of completed PGPs using a rubric.  Participants also explore the OSPI eCert platform for logging in their PGP/clock hours; they also review the steps for using PGPs for salary advancement.

Audience: All certificated educators who have completed PGP #2