Teaching Certificate Expiration Dates Extended One Year for Educators

Washington State is currently experiencing a rapid outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), impacting our communities in a number of ways. As a result of these unprecedented and challenging times, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has filed emergency rules [lnks.gd], extending the validity period on certificates expiring June 30, 2020 for one additional year. These certificates will now expire June 30, 2021. This policy change is effective immediately.
Educators do not need to take any action in order to be granted this one year extension.
When applying to renew their certificate, educators will need to meet all renewal requirements for their specific certificate and role, including clock hours, or the equivalent in credits or professional growth plans (PGPs).
For complete information and resources, PESB has created a page on their website housing all press releases, guidance, and resources concerning the novel coronavirus outbreak. View our website [lnks.gd].
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa O’Leary at lisa.oleary@seattlearch.org