Pre-Residency Clearance Out-of-State Applicant

This application is for those educators who are currently completing their teacher preparation program and are ready to begin student teaching.


  • Must indicate enrollment in a state approved teacher preparation program through which the candidate will be placed in an internship with a Washington P-12 school. (complete form 4050E and submit at the time of application)
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record


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.