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PDFWAC 181-01-002

WEST-B exemptions, alternatives, and equivalent assessments.

(1) Individuals seeking admission to a state approved teacher preparation program, and out-of-state candidates applying for a Washington state teacher certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 or 181-79A-260, must submit evidence of taking the WEST-B or an alternative or equivalent to the WEST-B as identified and accepted by the professional educator standards board. Individuals may not receive a teacher certificate without taking a basic skills assessment under this section.
(2) Candidates applying for a Washington state teaching certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 who hold a valid certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or other equivalent second tier educator certifications from other states as approved and published by the professional educator standards board, are exempt from the WEST-B requirement.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.410 RCW. WSR 20-04-083, § 181-01-002, filed 2/4/20, effective 3/6/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 15-08-030, § 181-01-002, filed 3/25/15, effective 4/25/15; WSR 13-23-078, § 181-01-002, filed 11/19/13, effective 12/20/13; WSR 13-16-051, § 181-01-002, filed 8/1/13, effective 9/1/13; WSR 12-04-032, § 181-01-002, filed 1/26/12, effective 2/26/12; WSR 06-24-084, § 181-01-002, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. WSR 06-11-162 and 06-12-020, § 181-01-002, filed 5/24/06 and 5/30/06, effective 6/24/06 and 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220 [(1)](c). WSR 04-24-049, § 181-01-002, filed 11/29/04, effective 12/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. WSR 04-08-047, § 181-01-002, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04.]
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