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Add-On Endorsement Program

Add-On Endorsements

Appropriately named, “add-on endorsements” are endorsements that are added to your already valid Washington State teacher certificate.

In Washington state, there are four possible ways to add an endorsement to your currently valid Initial, Residency, Continuing, or Professional Teacher Certificate.

    1. By completing an add-on endorsement program at a college or university **and** completing required content exam.
      View add-on endorsement program View content exam website
    2. Test ONLY (content exam) – formerly Pathway 1.
      View Test ONLY page
    3. By earning National Board Certification in a Washington endorsement area.
      Learn more about National Boards
    4. Migration, where certain endorsements may be added by means of migration to align previously-issued endorsements with current standards.
      View Migration page

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Pullman, or Global Campus (online)
Staci Bickelhaupt
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
(509) 335-8146
Helen Berry
2710 University Dr.
Richland, WA 99352-1671
(509) 372-7394
Jennifer Gallagher
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600
(360) 546-9075
Kelly LaGrutta
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
(509) 358-7942


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