School Library Connection


Contact Information

Professional Certification Office
P.O. Box 47200
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Phone: (360) 725-6000
Fax: (360) 586-4548

Washington State Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B) is required, although scores on the Praxis I (reading, math, and writing) subtests may be accepted in lieu of the WEST-B and the WEST-E test (

Description: Library media is an endorsement on a teacher's license.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:


Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This can be found at Master's ( teacher's