Now is a great time to receive your Washington State teacher certification. Washington has a quick turnaround rate for reviewing Washington State teacher certification applications, favorable teacher salaries, and only a two-year waiting period for tenure eligibility.
In order to find out more about the process of receiving your Washington State teacher certification, go to Certification Map. On Certification Map, you will find useful links and information on becoming a certified teacher in Washington.
Washington is one of the most flexible states when it comes to receiving your teacher certification. Washington allows you to take any of three different basic skills tests to become a certified teacher. The three basic skills tests you can take are the WEST-B (Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic), the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test), or the PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test). Washington is one of the only states in the country to have such a flexible testing policy with regards to receiving your teacher certification.
Currently, Washington is reviewing teacher certification applications only two-weeks after they are submitted. So if you are currently in the process of obtaining your Washington State teacher certification, keep in mind that you will be able to receive your teaching credentials soon after you finish the certification process.