Information About Certification
ESD 105 no longer accepts applications for certification.
Educators now go online to obtain or renew their certificates, to add an endorsement, to check the status of their certificate, or to update their personal information. Click here for details from OSPI's Certification site.
APPLY ONLINE - OSPI's Education Data SystemUse the APPLY ONLINE link to:1) apply for a certificate or endorsement;2) to verify the expiration date on your certificate;3) to check the status of a new/renewed certificate or endorsement;4) to update personal information (name, email, or address change)Helpful Documents:
• E-Certification Account Creation and Login
This is a one-page, easy to use set of instructions for accessing and creating an educator E-Certification account.
If you log on and start filling out your application information and get an error message about your account being temporarily unavailable, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the email include your full name, certificate number and the type of application you were trying to complete. In the subject line, enter "Merge Accounts." When this error occurs it means an individual has two accounts and they need to be merged to allow the candidate to apply. Since the merging process takes a few days, please be patient, and do not send more than the one email.
• Educator User Guide
This is a comprehensive document providing step by step instructions describing the functions of the E-certification system andhow to access and begin managing your certification activities.OSPI LinksApproved Educator Preparation Programs (Washington Professional Educator Standards Board site)Helpful Links (for state if Washington and national)
For questions, contact:Professional Certification Dept.Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)360-725-6400Please be patient. Do not send more than one email or call more than once.Emergency SubstituteApply for your Emergency Substitute Certificate online. The school district recommending you will make its recommendation for endorsement online after you have entered your application. Use the "APPLY ONLINE" link to apply or renew.