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About Our Office

The Whitworth Office of Educational Certification & Career Services acts as a certification office for Washington state certification and provides job-seeking assistance in educational fields for current Whitworth students and graduates. Our office is located in Dixon Hall Room 303. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., September to May; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June to August. We close daily during the noon hour.

Fingerprinting Services

Our office now offers electronic fingerprinting services. Fingerprint services are by appointment only. Please contact Crystal Weddington at to schedule an appointment. Prior to your appointment, you must pay the $73 fingerprinting fee. There are two payment options:

  1. In person (cash, check, credit card): please go to the cashier's office (McEachran Hall 102) to pay the $73 fingerprinting fee. If you choose this option, you must take the Fingerprinting Payment Form (first page of the Fingerprinting Form) to the cashier's office. Once the cashier has signed the form, please bring that verification of payment with you for your appointment.
  2. Via the online payment form.

What to bring on the day of your appointment:

  • Fingerprinting Payment Form (if you paid the fee in person) signed by the cashier's office
  • Government issued ID (driver's license or passport; Whitworth student ID is not acceptable)
  • Completed Fingerprinting Form 


Crystal Weddington

Becky Prior
Program Support Specialist

Katherine Smith
Certification Specialist

General Certification Questions