Washington Librarian Certification Guide - 2023


by LibrarianCertification.com Staff

Updated: May 1st, 2023

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Washington

Certification, or licensure, is Washington’s process of gatekeeping careers that pose potential threat to the community if an individual employed in the profession is either incompetent or a dangerous person. Both school librarians and public librarians are required to possess certification prior to employment. Additionally, for all other types of librarian, an educational requirement of a masters degree in Library and Information Science still limits who is qualified for entry-level positions.

Washington Library Staff Licensing Pathways