WEST-B Exemption

WAC 181-01-002 WEST-B Exemptions.

(1) Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) or 181-79A-260, or out-of-state candidates applying to masters-degree level teacher preparation programs residing outside of the state of Washington at time of application, in lieu of passing the WEST-B, may present evidence of passing an alternative assessment per WAC 181-01-0025, or may provide official documentation of scores on the Praxis I or the California Basic Educational Skills test (CBEST®) or the NES® Essential Academic Skills test which meet the minimum passing scores adopted by the professional educator standards board.

(2) Candidates applying for a Washington state residency or professional teaching certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) who hold a certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are exempt from the WEST-B requirement.

WAC 181-01-025: WEST-B Alternatives