Conditional Administrator (Principals Only)

This application is for those educators who hold a bachelor's degree, but have not yet completed their principal preparation program and master's degree.

This certificate must be initiated by an employer in Washington through the submission of a district request. Once the district request has been submitted, log into your E-Certification account to submit the application.


  • The candidate shall hold a bachelor's degree. Must submit official transcripts verifying degree.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in a state-approved principal preparation program. Form 4050E
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

NOTE: A Conditional Certificate enables an educator to be assigned to a position in the principal or assistant/vice principal role for up to two school years or less.

Reissue - A Conditional Administrator Certificate may be reissued upon verification the candidate continues to meet all conditions for the first issuance of the certificate and completion of 50 clock hours or equivalent course work since the issuance of the most recent Conditional Certificate for the role, as verified by the employer. The course work must be designed to support the individual's knowledge or skills to better assist students in meeting state learning goals.


This application must be initiated by your sponsoring school district.

If you have all necessary documentation to apply for this certificate, login to: E-Certification

*IMPORTANT: Please note that application fees are NOT refundable. Ensure that you select and submit the correct application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact our office.