Certificate Information

Certificate Information

Certificates can be earned at Western in a variety of departments. Please see the list below for certificate programs that are recognized on student transcripts.

Please note: The Registrar’s Office does not process teaching certificates. Contact the Woodring College of Education for more information.

Certificate Declaration

The department will complete a Student Academic Declaration and Change Form to declare a student in the program.

Apply for Certificate Completion


$35 certificate application fee will be billed to your student account upon receipt of your application.

Certificate completion application deadlines

Summer 2023 – July 14, 2023

Fall 2023 – November 3, 2023

Winter 2024 – February 16, 2024

Spring 2024 – May 10, 2024

Summer 2024 – July 19, 2024

Step #1

Review progress towards certificate completion in Degree Works.

Note: You may need to use the drop down in the upper right to view the certificate instead of your degree. See image below for reference.

A drop down menu with an arrow pointing to one of two options.

Step #2

Contact your certificate department for evaluation a month prior to the application deadline. They will document evaluation approval electronically as a Note in Degree Works.

Step #3

After your certificate evaluation is completed by the department, complete the Certificate Completion Application, and then email it to DegreeEval@wwu.edu.

Information about final records

When requirements are completed, the certificate will be noted on your official transcript. If a degree is required, then the date of certificate completion will correspond to the completion date of your degree. Your printed certificate will be mailed six to eight weeks after the completion quarter.

Who do I contact with questions about certificates?

The Degree Evaluation Team

Email: DegreeEval@wwu.edu | Phone: (360) 650-3985