Educational Service District 105

Building large-scale learning improvement... one mind at a time.

ESD 105 no longer accepts applications for certification.

Now educators 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).


APPLY ONLINE - OSPI's Education Data System

Use 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 

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 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. The merging process takes a few days, please be patient, do not send more than the one email.

Educator User Guide  

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 Links

Residency Teacher Certificate

Washington State Certification Renewal for National Board Candidates


Teacher Assessments

Approved Educator Preparation Programs (WA Professional Educator Standards Board site)
Helpful Links (for Washington State and National)

For Questions Contact:
Professional Certification Department
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Please be patient, do not send more than one email or call more than once.
Emergency Substitute
Apply for your Emergency Substitute Certificate online.  The School District recommending you will make their recommendation for endorsement online after you have entered your application. Use the "APPLY ONLINE" link located in the center of this website to apply or renew.