Residency Certificate Requirements and Application


The Residency Teacher Certificate (First Issue) is issued by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) upon verification by the Woodring Certification Office of the following:

Application Process

Bellingham campus students submit the Teacher Certification Requirements Report  to the Woodring College of Education Certification Office (Miller Hall 150) approximately four months prior to start of the first full-time student teaching internship, in accordance with the following schedule.

Full-time Student Teaching Start Quarter Requirements Report Due Date
Fall May 15
Winter August 15
Spring December 15
Summer March 15

Note: If the above date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or WWU holiday the deadline is the next business day.

Bellingham campus and Teacher Education Outreach Program (TEOP) students apply for their Residency certificate and pay a $74 certification fee through the OSPI E-Certification system, following completion of all requirements and  recommendation by the WCE Certification Office.