PESB and OSPI Compliance

Accreditation Standards 

  • Seattle Pacific University Accreditation: Access the Graduate Catalog for information on the University's Accreditation and Affiliation.
  • School of Education Accreditation and Approval: The School of Education is an approved educator preparation program through Washington’s Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB). PESB is responsible for policy and oversight of Washington state’s system of educator preparation, professional certification, continuing education, and assignment. PESB regulates educator preparation programs within the School of Education, which is authorized to certify teachers, principals, program administrators, superintendents, and school counselors. Additionally, the SOE is PESB approved to offer 28 subject area endorsements for teaching certificates.


To resolve problems related to enrollment services, such as admissions, financial aid, student accounts, or registration and records policies, students may contact the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing by calling 206-281-2650. To appeal a decision to the vice president, a student must first complete the office or area process of appeal. This process is typically a written appeal to the department head. If the student is not satisfied that his or her interests were properly served by the area appeal process, an appeal may be directed to the vice president for enrollment management and marketing. The appeal should include all information that was submitted through the area appeal process.

Depending on the situation, you may also wish to contact one or more of the organizations listed below to seek resolution of your concern (however, please note that in many cases you will be expected to first exhaust all internal University processes).

Washington State Office of the Attorney General
1125 Washington St. SE
P.O. Box 50100
Olympia, WA  98504-0100

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA  98052
425-376-0596 (fax)

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)*
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA  98504-3430

*The WSAC has authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Visit for information regarding the WSAC complaint process.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)