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Information About State 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 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
This OSPI page will help you with 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. 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 and how to access and begin managing your certification activities.

OSPI Certification Frequently Asked Questions


Helpful Links (for Washington State and National)