Learn more about certification options & National Board support programs

Certification Update July 20, 2017

STEM Requirement for Certificate Renewal April 18, 2019

Click the links above to read information sent to all certificated members of WEA.

National Board Support

Spokane Education Association offers cohorts for members pursuing their National Boards Certification. The cohorts have been around for over 7 years now and have been very successful moving candidates to their NB Certification.  Here are a few highlights of SEA’s Cohorts:

  • SEA is OSPI approved

  • Our facilitators are state-trained (with OSPI) and they are also SEA members

  • FREE clock hours earned during cohort sessions

  • Low candidate-to-facilitator ratio

  • Expense is quite less than a local college/university (see fee schedule below)

  • Cohort meeting schedules are determined by the needs/availibilty of your group

Upcoming Dates:


Here are some FAQs for our cohort support program:

How do I register? Registration is online via Google Forms. Eventually, you will have to register via the WEA Professional Development Network to earn clock hours (more detail on this will be emailed to registered participants). For now, please fill out the interest form to be emailed with updates. 

What are the cohort meeting schedules? 2019-2020 cohorts for components 2,3 and 4 kick off together during two indentical offerings on October 1 or October 3 at the SEA office. Registration for kick-off is separate. Exact cohort dates will be set once candidates are placed with a faciliator (placement will take place following the kick-off meetings). See an example calendar under "resources" below for approximate dates. Meeting locations may vary.

What are the cohort fees? Your fees to participate in cohorts are separate from fees paid to National Board. 2019-2020 fees are as follows: $100 for Component 1, $190 for each of Components 2, 3 and 4 and $90 for Foundations (for those who did not attend JumpStart). A fee schedule is available below under "resources".

If I change my mind about cohorts, can I get a refund? Yes, refunds can be processed on a pro-rated basis depending on the number of meetings attended. If you attend more than 2 meetings for a component (inclusive of kick-off), you are not entittled to a refund for that component. 

June 2020:

2020-2021 cohort program information & registration coming later this summer, please complete this quick interest form to recieve updates about the program. You can reference the links below to see the program outline and fees for 2019-2020 as there will be little to no changes for the next year.


2020-2021 Interest Form

2019-2020 Program Outline, Calendar & Policies

2019-2020 Fee Schedule

Have questions on the National Boards process? Email Laura Treece or visit the National Boards website