Presentation on theme: "Electronic Certification ESHB 1449. Electronic Certification Background Washingtons current educator certification system is: – Based on an antiquated."— Presentation transcript:
Electronic Certification Background Washingtons current educator certification system is: – Based on an antiquated paper process. – Paper applications are keyed – Supporting documents are stored on microfiche. – Current process collects only a limited amount of data
E-Cert Objectives Reduce the processing time for educator certificates Self serve customer service eliminating – 2500 calls a month, 2600 emails, 10,000 phone tree hits Automated email for educator activity and dissemination of information Reduce the number of emergency, temporary permits issued because of processing backlog Allow for the collection of professional development credits. Streamline payment Streamline electronic documents Provide needed educator data for PESB, research, and analysis
The e-Cert system will take a microfiche system and replaced it with electronic receiving, reviewing and issuance process
Electronic System Goals The new system should have the following high level functionality A self-service system to apply and pay for educator certifications and provide customer service information such as: – an educator professional profile – processing status – and electronic communication. Access to Electronic transcripts for educator preparation and post certification education. Professional development tracking Backend processing to include imaging of all supporting documents and a workflow process to work from those images rather than paper.
Whats Our Timeline? July 2011Oct. 2011Jan 2012 April 2012 July 2012 Remove OSPI Cert Office From State Gen Fund E-Commerce Imaging Professional Dev Stakeholders Building System Beginning Fee Charge Replacing Staff Funds RFI…………………….build the system………………