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As of January 1, 2014, edTPA® is a requirement for graduates of Washington educator preparation programs to earn state certification. Learn more about edTPA. 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®)

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

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