• Overview of the Paraeducator Certificate Program

    The Paraeducator Certificate Program offers statewide standards-based training for instructional paraeducators, and supports a career growth ladder for those who wish to advance their career as a paraeducator or pursue a teaching profession.

    Paraeducator Program Certificate Infographic

  • Fundamental Course of Study (FCS)

  • Reporting FCS hours when completed

  • General Paraeducator Certificate (GPC)

  • Reporting GPC Hours to OSPI

  • Pay and clock hours

Add-on certificates

  • Information on optional certificates

  • English Language Learners Certificate

  • Special Education Certificate

  • Student, Family, Community Engagement Class

Locating completed courses and reporting requirements

  • Link to OSPI for certificate information

  • Locating completed courses to record in EDS