Relay supports graduate students in navigating the Washington, DC certification process. Review the handbooks below for more information about the certification process.
Transition Points Guide and EPP Handbook - Students entering Summer 2022
Washington, D.C. Licensure - Residents and Non-residents Handbook
Washington, D.C. Licensure Residents and Nonresidents Transition Points
Washington, D.C. Certificate in Special Education Transition Points
Archived Certification Handbooks:
Additional information about getting certified in Washington, DC can be found in the "Resources for the DC Certification Process" folder. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Class of 2023 (entering Summer 2021) Certification Candidates:
CO2023 Certification Milestones document: overview of the certification process & important links.
CO2023 Certification Handbook: handbook with greater detail on the certification process.
Class of 2022 (entering Summer 2020) Certification Candidates:
CO2022 Certification Milestones: overview of the certification process & important links.
CO2022 Certification Guide: handbook with greater detail on the certification process.
Information for Relay Washington, DC Alumni:
Per Relay DC's Certification Policy, all graduates from the Relay DC Teaching Residency Program have three years after graduation to pass the Praxis Core and Praxis Content exam. After this date, Relay DC will remove graduates from their certification rosters and will not sign the OSSE Program Completion Verification Form, which is required for Washington, DC licensure.
As an example, if you graduated in June 2019, you have until June 2022 to pass your Praxis Core & Praxis Content exam.