Wash. Admin. Code § 181-79A-123 - Certificates-Previous standards

(1) Certificates issued under previous standards which were issued for a specific term shall continue to be effective for that term.
(2) Certificates issued under standards prior to September 1, 2000, which were issued for an indefinite period shall continue to be in effect.
(3) All persons who hold any lifetime standard teacher, administrator, or specialized personnel certificate issued under previous standards of the professional educator standards board shall be issued a lifetime continuing certificate at such time as it is necessary for them to reissue a standard certificate or on application and payment of the fee as specified in WAC 181-79A-130.
(4) Any person who holds a provisional principal's or provisional superintendent's certificate under previous standards of the professional educator standards board shall be issued upon application, including payment of applicable fees, a professional administrator's certificate for the appropriate role and such certificates shall be subject to the continuing education requirements of chapter 181-79A WAC.
(5) Any person holding a provisional certificate as a school nurse under provisions of chapter 180-84 WAC shall be granted a professional certificate.
(6) All persons who hold a valid initial certificate granted under previous standards of the professional educator standards board shall be authorized to meet requirements for continuing certification as set forth in the relevant previous standards except as noted below in subsection (7), (8) or (9) of this section.
(7)
(a) Any person with a valid initial teacher's certificate granted under previous standards of the professional educator standards board may renew that certificate once after August 31, 2000. The individual shall meet requirements for and apply for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on the renewed certificate or meet requirements for the residency certificate for further certification. Any person who qualified for initial renewal or continuing certificate under the provisions of (b) of this subsection prior to their expiration date, but whose initial certificate expired after August 31, 2000, because they applied for certification too late, may apply once for such renewal or continuing certificate and will be issued such certificate.
(b) An initial teacher certificate may be renewed for an additional three-year period on application and verification that the individual has completed all coursework requirements from an accredited institution of higher education as defined in WAC 181-79A-030 for continuing certification or has completed at least fifteen quarter credit hours (ten semester credit hours) since the certificate was issued or renewed. After August 31, 2000, provisions of this section will apply.
(8) Any person with a valid initial administrator certificate granted under previous standards of the professional educator standards board shall meet requirements for and apply for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on the initial certificate or meet requirements for the residency certificate for further certification. Any person who qualified for a continuing certificate under the provisions of WAC 181-79A-211(2)(b) prior to their expiration date, but whose initial certificate expired after June 30, 2004, because they applied for certification too late, may apply for such continuing certificate and will be issued such certificate.
(9) Any person with a valid initial ESA certificate granted under previous standards of the professional educator standards board shall meet requirements for and apply for the role-appropriate professional certificate by the expiration date on the initial certificate or meet requirements for the role-appropriate residency or initial renewal certificate for further certification. Any person who qualified for a continuing certificate under the provisions of WAC 181-79A-250(1)(c) prior to their expiration date, but whose initial certificate expired after June 30, 2005, because they applied for certification too late, may apply for a professional certificate and will be issued such certificate.
(10) Any person with a valid or expired residency ESA school social work certificate may meet requirements for and apply for the professional certificate, or meet requirements for renewal of an initial certificate.

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Wash. Admin. Code § 181-79A-123
Amended by WSR 19-15-110, Filed 7/22/2019, effective 8/22/2019 Amended by WSR 21-15-085, Filed 7/16/2021, effective 8/16/2021

Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-15-051, § 181-79A-123, filed 7/15/11, effective 8/15/11; 10-16-124, § 181-79A-123, filed 8/3/10, effective 9/3/10; 06-14-010, § 181-79A-123, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-79A-123, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-23-043, § 180-79A-123, filed 11/9/05, effective 12/10/05; 05-15-050, § 180-79A-123, filed 7/12/05, effective 8/12/05; 00-09-048, § 180-79A-123, filed 4/14/00, effective 5/15/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130(1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-79A-123, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.

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