Certificated Staff

​​​​​​​​Make a difference in students' lives.​

Certificated positions are those that require a Washington State teaching or Washington State Educational Staff Associated (ESA) certificate. Positions include but are not limited to: teachers, deans, counselors, speech language pathologists, registered nurses, social workers, psychologists, career and technical teachers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

Applicant Requirements
Learn the basic requirements to apply for a certificated position.

Application Instructions
Get some help on using our online application system.​


Other helpful resources

Adding an Endorsement - tips on how to note an endorsement on your application

Verification of Employment Form (Certificated) - or find all the employment verification forms

Salary Schedules - find tables of salary levels for different types of positions

Bargaining Agreements - Information on Bargaining Agreements at Tacoma Public Schools

Washington Educators Skills Test - main website for the WEST-E

Testing locations for the WEST-E - locate a test center near you and check seat availability

Certification Information - important information from Human Resources for certificated positions

Background Checks - learn about how we fingerprint and run background checks to protect students

Frequently Asked Questions - our Human Resources Department's answers to common applicant questions


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