Note: Questions about an individual's certificate or testing status should be directed to the OSPI Certification office.

PESB sets policy establishing the requirements to gain and maintain educator certification which permits teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates to work in Washington schools. Information about those broad requirements are outlined here.

Basic Skills Assessments - for teachers, including the WEST-B and alternative assessments like ACT, and SAT
Content Knowledge Assessments for teachers, including the WEST-E, NES, and ACTFL, and for school psychologists and school counselors, including the Praxis II 
Performance Assessments for teachers, including the edTPA
Certification Office - implements certification policy at the individual level
Professional Growth Plan - for all roles to use for professional development and / or credential renewal, if required