Career and Technical Educator Continuing Certificate

This is the second-tier certificate that an educator can apply for once they have held an Initial CTE certification and have met the requirements below to upgrade their certificate.


  • Must have completed all requirements for the Initial CTE certificate
  • Must have completed 15 quarter hours or 150 clock hours of CTE educator training in the CTE related field or completed subsequent to the conferral of the bachelor's degree or issuance of the Initial CTE certificate.
  • Must provide documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the CTE related subject area certified to teach with an authorized employer, e.g.., school district or skills center. Download Form 4076F
  • Must attest to completion of the issues of abuse course. For more information see WAC 181-79A-030(9). This course MUST be entered into the "PD Hours" tab of your E-Certification account prior to applying.

CLOCK HOUR NOTE: Clock hour courses related to CTE teaching: This would include courses such as classroom management, formative assessment, differentiated instruction, and culturally-responsive teaching strategies. For more information please contact the Professional Educator Standards Board.

NATIONAL BOARD NOTE: An educator who has earned or holds a valid National Board Professional Teacher certificate, may use the a valid National Boards Certificate to upgrade to the Continuing CTE certificate.

ISSUES OF ABUSE NOTE: This issues of abuse course or course work must include information related to identification of physical, emotional , sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities an educator to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention. (If you have completed a Washington approved program, you have met this requirement and do not need to enter this course under your 'PD Hours'.)

NOTE: If you hold or have held a Continuing CTE teaching certificate then you qualify for the general education lifetime substitute certificate. Apply online through the E-Certification system.


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 any questions regarding your application, please contact our office.