Washington School Counselor Association


OSPI Updates

News and More for School Counselors


State Superintendent Chris Reykdal
New Renewal Option for Residency School Counselor Cert Holders!
Pro Cert Change!
At the May 2017 Professional Educator Standards Board meeting, the Board moved to allow a one-time, 3-year renewal to school counselors who hold or have held a residency ESA school counselor certificate with an expiration date prior to 7/1/2019.  This renewal is available until 6/30/2020. 
The Board also moved to eliminate the requirement for professional certification program completion for school counselors and added a new continuing option.  The new renewal option allows eligible school counselors to maintain a valid certificate while completing requirements for a professional ESA school counselor or continuing ESA school counselor certificate.
The ESA school counselor renewal application has been updated.  The professional and continuing applications are forthcoming.
If you have questions, please contact the Professional Certification office at (360) 725-6400 or cert@k12.wa.us.
Professional Certification
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
600 Washington St SE | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone:  (360) 725-6400 | Fax:  (360) 586-0145
Our office is currently experiencing a large volume of emails and phone calls. We ask that you wait for a response to your first inquiry, before submitting an additional email.  Thank you for your patience.
*Rules are subject to change - Please visit our Web site before submitting an application.

OSPI Guidance & Counseling http://www.k12.wa.us/SecondaryEducation/GuidanceCounseling/default.aspx