Advanced Paraeducator Renewal

To renew an Advanced Paraeducator Certificate, you must meet the requirements below.


  • Hold or have held an Advanced Paraeducator Certificate.
  • 30 clock hours of professional development

An application to renew must NOT be submitted more than 12 months in advance of that certificate's expiration date.

For educators applying to renew an expired certificate, the 30 clock hours must be completed within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for renewal and must submit documentation of completed clock hours or equivalents to the Certification Office for review with the application.

Educators who hold a valid, dated, regular, Washington educator certificate issued by OSPI may use that certificate to apply for renewal of the subject matter certificate.

Clock Hour Information


*If you are ready to apply for this certificate, start by logging in to EDS.

*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.