Permits extended to increase flexibility
Educators from out-of-state programs can receive permits allowing them to serve in their role while they complete Washington's assessment requirements. However, due to COVID-19 health concerns, testing centers remain at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, meaning it can be challenging for candidates to make appointments. To better support educators, PESB made policy changes extending the expiration dates of permits for one year. Educators do not need to take any action in order for their permits to be extended.