|Authorization for Field Placement (AFP) status. Authorization for field placement does not denote compliance with Washington-based program approval standards.|
The decision to provide field placements for candidates from these programs remains a district decision. The AFP designation is intended to assist districts in making the best decision about the partnerships they enter into with out-of-state / online preparation programs. Field placement agreements must be in place for ALL candidates, including those from institutions designated as AFP. In all cases, school districts retain full discretion in entering into field placement agreements.
Out-of-state programs are not compelled to request this designation; they submit to the process voluntarily. Those that become Authorized for Field Placement assure the Professional Educator Standards Board, educator preparation candidates, and school district partners that their program: