Paraeducator Board

The nine-member Washington Paraeducator Board was created out of the 2017 legislative session and is administrated by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.

The board has the following powers and duties:

  • Adopt minimum employment requirements and standards of practice for paraeducators
  • Establish requirements and policies for general and advanced paraeducator certificates
  • Develop requirements and policies for paraeducator subject matter certificates in English Language Learners and Special Education
  • Approve and develop courses required to meet paraeducator certification requirements
  • Make policy recommendations for a paraeducator career ladder that will increase opportunities for professional advancement

The rules, requirements, and policies adopted by the board must be based on the recommendation of the Paraeducator Work Group.