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WINTER 2020 In-Person Course


  • Laura Matson


The Initial ESA Certification Course is intended for those who already have, or are in the final stages of completion, of a professional certification in either nursing, social work, audiology, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy or behavior analysis and would like to take their discipline into the public school setting.

This two-day in-person course in Renton, Washington will cover: school law and policy, assessment, documentation, service delivery, health and safety issues, resources, and collaboration for school nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, audiologists, speech/language pathologists, social workers and behavior analysts.

This approved course satisfies the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) requirements to complete your Washington State ESA certification. The Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB) recently changed the requirements of this course from 30 hours to only 15 hours in July, 2019.

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are not provided for this course, however, the governing body for each discipline may choose to grant them at their discretion with a submitted application provided by the participant. Clock hours are available for a small additional fee, please check with your school district to find out if clock hours are something you will need.  

Please note: Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) ONLY provides the required course, OSPI provides the certification. Any questions regarding certification should be directed to OSPI.


Puget Sound ESD
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton WA 98057


  • Fri, January 31 2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat, February 1 2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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