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The edTPA is no longer required for state teacher certification in Washington. Individual programs may continue to use the edTPA. Candidates should contact their programs regarding specific program requirements. Learn more about the edTPA in Washington link opens in a new window.

What tests do I need to take? Read about which tests are required for teacher certification in Washington.

Information about each test. Get specific information about a test, including when and where you can take the test, and access preparation materials by selecting the test from the following table.

National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) Tests

The following NES tests may be used to fulfill the requirement for candidates applying for endorsements on Washington residency teaching certificates.

Washington Educator Skills Test–Basic® (WEST–B®)

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095/096/097WEST–B: Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Washington Educator Skills Tests–Endorsements™ (WEST–E™)


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