Washington MERIT (Managed Education and Registry Information Tool)

Washington MERIT (Managed Education and Registry Information Tool)

Washington - Statewide

Operational since 2010
61,000 members

Registry Information

Participation Status: Mandatory for all staff working in licensed/regulated programs
Mandatory for: Trainers Other Child Care Licensing QRIS Participating Programs Scholarship Participants
Enrollment Period: 3 Years
Fee Amount: 0.00
Fee Frequency: None
Renewal Requirements: No
Renewal Frequency: 3 Years
Renewal Fee Amount: None
Renewal Fee Frequency: None

Registry Functionality

Participant Types: Practitioners
Afterschool and Out-of-School-time Staff
Home Visitors
Coach, Mentor, Peer to Peer Program
Higher Ed Instructor
School Age
TA Specialist
Family/Friends/Neighbor (FFN)
  • Credential Approval
  • Director Approval
  • Head Teacher Approval
  • Trainer Approval
  • Training Approval
  • Training Organization Approval
  • Sponsoring Agency Approval
  • Training Calendar
  • Registration / Payment Services for Trainings
  • Learning Management System
  • Scholarship Administration
  • Conference/Sessions Approval
  • Professional Development Planning Tool
  • Training & Professional Development Transcripts
  • Verify Training Attendance, History, & Education
  • Employment History Verification
  • Workforce Data Reports
Tracking/Reporting Software: In-house reporting system
Participant Software: -
Other Software Used: -

Administering Organization

Organization Name: Washington State Department of Early Learning
Organization Type: State Department
Organization Address: 1110 Jefferson St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Primary Contact: Leslie Smith
1.866.482.4325, option 5