Washington State Paraeducator

The OESD 114 works with School Districts to provide training opportunities for Paraeducators.  Paraeducators are also welcome to sign-up for and attend trainings listed in pdEnroller.  (Be sure to check with your school district for any required training components.)

To learn more about Program Components of the Paraeducator Certificate Program, click here.

Paraeducator Testing

The OESD 114 also provides testing for Paraeducators. To view the scheduled test dates, please view the updated list below:

Interested in becoming a Paraeducator? 

To find out more information about minimum employment requirements, please visit by clicking the button below.


For questions or additional information, please contact Heather Archut.

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Paraeducator Helpful Links and Resources

Below are active links/resources pertaining to the Paraeducator in Washington State.   We hope you find these links helpful when looking into becoming a Paraeducator.  These links have been pulled from the PESB (State of Washington Professional Educator Standard Boards), OESD 114, and ETS, and Washington State Department of Labor & Industries websites.

Washington State Paraeducator Guidelines

Parapro Assessment: What Is It?

Minimum Employment Requirement

Study Companion Guide

Study Guide and Practice Questions

ParaPro Test Study Guide

Teacher's Test Prep * Requires you to create/log in with free account

Free Test Prep

Tips and other Helpful Information

Reducing Test Anxiety

Accomodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs

One of the minimum requirement options for a Paraeducator is to complete an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Council. *

For more information, please visit Washington State Apprenticeships in Public Education.

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