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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 254G
Category: Education


Positions have responsibility for reviewing, analyzing and evaluating applicants for general or vocational teaching and administrative certificates, and approving or denying applicants' credentials; or have responsibility for evaluating a wide variety of education credentials for academic programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions work under general direction and evaluate a wide variety of education credentials for academic programs, or evaluate applicants for general or vocational teaching and administrative certificates.  Positions regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others or perform complex credentials evaluations work such as evaluating military documentation of test/training and international credentials.  Positions have responsibility for approving or denying student admission and/or graduation, or issuance of teaching/administrative certificates.

Typical Work

Assigns, instructs, and checks the work of staff; 

Informs prospective students about eligibility and the application process including special academic programs; interprets and applies policies; 

Evaluates a wide variety of educational credentials for academic programs such as military tests/training documentation and international transcripts requiring knowledge of international grading systems; 

Determines applicant’s level of education; determines accreditation of institution attended; interprets grades awarded on a wide variety of grading scales; 

Admits or denies student admission and/or determines graduation eligibility; advises students regarding the appeal procedure;  

Provides consultation for departments, students, other institutions, and the public on a variety of matters concerning admissions procedures and academic programs; 

Reviews and analyzes education and experience of applicants for general or vocational teaching and administrative certificates to determine eligibility; approves or denies issuance of certificate; 

Answers correspondence with educational and vocational institutions and individuals regarding evaluations and requests for information on certification requirements; approves difficult requests for renewal and restatement of certificates;  

Analyzes transcripts of college records of presently employed teachers and evaluates course content of both academic and education training courses; 

Recommends and formulates proposed changes in credential requirements; 

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High School graduation or equivalent


three years of admissions, registrar's, or related office experience, or general/vocational teaching and administrative certification credentials evaluation. 


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 4487 Credentials Evaluator III, 22020 Teacher Credentials Technician 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.