Presentation on theme: "2014 WA-ACTE Conference Yakima, WA Kelli Bennett Certification Specialist, CTE Specialist OSPI-Professional Certification The New."— Presentation transcript:
2014 WA-ACTE Conference Yakima, WA Kelli Bennett Certification Specialist, CTE Specialist OSPI-Professional Certification Kelli.Bennett@k12.wa.us The New E-Certification System
To better serve educators, policymakers and public, OSPI is improving the technology that supports certification. An 18 month project is nearing completion to upgrade the e-Certification system to enhance access to certification functions for educators and school districts. An underlying goal is to promote clear communications and streamline acquiring and maintaining educator credentials.
CTE and E-Certification V-Codes/Endorsements Professional Certification refers to VCODES as endorsements. VCODES and CIP codes are not a certification term used and the Professional Certification office has no authority over them. From today on, let’s try to use the word ENDORSEMENT instead of VCODES when talking to OSPI certification. (me) Below is the link for the endorsements (VCODE table) http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/CTE/pubdocs/CTEAssignment.pdf http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/CTE/pubdocs/CTEAssignment.pdf
E-Certification Adding CTE Endorsements There is now an application on the CTE website for teachers to add a CTE endorsement (Specialty area) to their Initial or Continuing CTE certificates. It is called “Adding a specialty area”. This is not an on-line application. Applicant must print the application off, fill it out and send to OSPI with the $34.00 fee.
E-Certification College Program Completers in the four broad areas of CTE Agriculture, Business Marketing Ed, Family & Consumer Sciences and Technical Ed The applicant will not only need to apply for the Initial CTE certificate, but also the basic Ed certificate called the Residency teacher and meet all requirements for the Residency teacher before the Initial CTE certificate can be issued. (new information is now on the CTE website)
Log into EDS E-Certification. Click on “View my Applications” Search by last name and last four of the Social Security number (example is for a CTE Conditional)
E-Certification on-line applications To Search for educator go to “Search” page Search by First Name and Date of Birth to begin with If no Return/Results: Have educator create a login account and enter E-Certification to create a record If there are Return/Results Note Last Name and Social Security (last four). Click on appropriate applicant to view certification information/history
Professional Certification 360.725.6396 email@example.com Kelli.Bennett@k12.wa.us firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information For more information, check out the OSPI Certification e-Cert Page: http://www.k12.wa.us/Certification/ e-Cert Contact your District Data Security Manager for access to the e- Certification system.