Adding Additional Endorsements

Central Washington University's Endorsement-Only Program is available to certified teachers who hold the Washington State initial, residency, continuing, or professional teaching certificate and who wish to add a teaching endorsement to their certificate.

  • Test-only Endorsements

    Please reference OSPI for current endorsements that only require a test. Once you have passed the required test you will submit the endorsement application directly to OSPI using your E-Certification account.

  • Test + Content Courses

    Please reference OSPI (Program +test) for current endorsements that require a test and content courses. 

Interested in the endorsement(s) that require additional content courses? 

CWU offers endorsement only programs in:

Elementary Education

English Language Learner


Library Media


Endorsement-Only Program Application Process

Step 1:

Teacher Certification Program
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7414

Step 2:

  • Your application fee includes 1-2 credit evaluations on the endorsements (up to 2) you would like to add. The credit evaluations will be mailed back to you for your records. If you are requesting additional evaluations on more than 2 endorsements, additional fees may be required.

Step 3:

  • Apply to CWU. If you wish to recieve financial aid, apply for regular admission. If you do not need financial aid complete the Non-Matriculated Registration Form (PDF). It will be your responsibility to meet with your academic advisor to plan your course of study. To qualify for an endorsement to teach in more than one specialization, students must meet the requirements for each specialization, including the passing of the WEST-E or NES in each area.

Step 4:

  • Upon completion of content courses and passing of WEST-E/NES exam sumbit the Completion of Endorsement Form (PDF) to Once your file is complete, you will be recommended for the additional endorsement through OSPI's eCert system. The Teacher Certification Office will email you the instructions on claiming the institution's recommendation and paying for the additional endorsement.

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