Endorsement Reapproval Form and Process


To maintain current, content-specific teacher certification requirements, each endorsement is revised every seven years. Once an endorsement is updated, programs are typically given 18 months to revamp their endorsement program and submit a reapproval proposal to PESB. Programs must receive reapproval from PESB by the appropriate deadline to continue to offer the newly revised endorsement. See the Endorsement Reapproval Timeline for endorsement-specific deadlines and additional information.

Submission of Reapproval Proposals
Submit one Reapproval Form per endorsement, to address all routes offered, to PESB@k12.wa.us. Reapproval forms will be jointly reviewed by staff prior to being added to the PESB consent agenda.

The endorsement competencies are posted at: http://program.pesb.wa.gov/endorsements. Use the most recent competencies with your reapproval form. Side-by-side comparisons of the old and new competencies are linked at the bottom of this page.

Reapproval Submission Dates to Meet July 2016 Deadline

The following endorsements have revised competencies and programs must receive reapproval by PESB no later than July 2016 to continue to offer these endorsements. 
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Physics
  • Middle Level Science

To meet the July reapproval deadline, forms need to be submitted to PESB@k12.wa.us no later than April 29, 2016. 

Any revisions to reapproval forms must be submitted no later than May 13, 2016.

Reapproval Submission Dates to Meet July 2017 Deadline

The following endorsements have revised competencies and programs must receive reapproval by PESB no later than July 2017 to continue to offer these endorsements. 
  • Science
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL (formerly known as ELL)
  • Bilingual Education
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education

To meet the July reapproval deadline, forms need to be submitted to PESB@k12.wa.us no later than April 28, 2017. 

Any revisions to reapproval forms must be submitted no later than May 12, 2017.

Side-by-Side Comparisons of the Old and New Competencies

2016 & 2017 Reapprovals
2015 Reapprovals
2014 Reapprovals