CERTIFICATION UPDATE NOTICE:
OSPI converted to an online certification system and the state no longer funds certification specialist positions at the ESDs. In order to continue to provide high levels of customer service, Olympic ESD 114 formed a cooperative with area districts and the ESD processing fees for certification applications have changed.
OESD Fees (these are in addition to OSPI fees):
Applications from educators in districts outside of the OESD 114 cooperative area - $45
Renewal/additional endorsement applications from educators in the OESD 114 certification cooperative (districts in the OESD service area plus Bainbridge Island and Peninsula School Districts) - no fee
Limited applications (except Substitute) from educators in the OESD 114 cooperative - no fee
Most applications are available online at http://www.k12.wa.us/Certification/e-Cert/default.aspx. Educators should apply online and upload supporting documentation. The OSPI fees can by paid online when applying.
After applying online, if the educator desires OESD 114 to process the application, he/she should send a request to the certification officer. Include name, date of birth, email address and, if required, a $45.00 check payable to OESD 114.
If no fees are required, an email request may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
If a paper application is submitted to OESD 114, a check covering all applicable fees--OSPI fees if not previously paid online to OSPI and OESD 114 fees--should be included, payable to OESD 114.