Navigate The Certification Process

Teacher Certification

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

  -- 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) Trainings are 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 open to WEA members only. If you are a non-member and would like to join, click here to sign up for membership.

Courses for 2021/2022 have concluded. More courses will be offered this fall!

Watch for the PD Digest email announcing available courses and registration information.

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)

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; as well as review the steps for using PGPs for salary advancement. (Audience: All Certificated Educators who have completed PGP #2)