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Professional Licensure by State - Washington


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree or higher. Must submit official transcripts showing degree conferral
  • Must complete a basic skills test (WEST-B or approved alternative) and pass a content area test for endorsement sought (WEST-E/NES or approved alternative).
  • Submission of fingerprints for background check is required, if a valid certificates is not already on record.

In addition, you must complete the following:

  • Completion of any state's approved teacher preparation program through an accredited institution


  • an approved alternate route program.

Approval Status

Pima Community College’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program meets the academic requirements for initial certification.

State Website

Washington Licensure Website

Contact Information

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: 360-725-6000
TTY: 360-664-3631

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