Based on new legislation that was passed and signed into law on June 30, 2017, there have been several significant changes to Teacher/ESA Certification renewal in E2SHB 1341 and significant changes to the Washington Administrative Code (WACs) regarding renewing a teaching and ESA certificate. On this page you will find helpful links and information regarding these changes, including a FAQ provided by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), which is the rules-making agency regarding teacher certification.
New: Teachers, educational staff associates and principals may now renew their residency certificates in five-year intervals by completing 100 clock hours. Obtaining a professional certificate is now optional.
Certification holder requirement: "Certification Requirements are subject to changes. The certificated professional is responsible for being knowledgable about current and revised regulations. It is the responsibility of the Certificate holder to obtain and maintain valid appropriate Washington certification to practice in this state." Grandview School District's role is to assist you in maintaining your certificate, ultimately it is the responsibilty of the certificate holder to maintain their certificate, not the district's responsibilty.