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Choose the Licensure button(s) below or use the left side navigation to learn more about licensure processes, required forms and salary upgrades. It is the responsibility of the license holder to maintain on file a valid license issued by the Virginia Board of Education.
Become familiar with the license holder responsibility and the administrator's role in the License Renewal process or access the Virginia License Renewal Manual for guidance:
Obtain the instructions and forms for adding endorsements or degrees to your license:
Check the "Alpha
Roster" for your name to verify licensure requests were processed by the
PWCS Office of Certification and sent to the VDOE on your behalf or check the
VDOE Query to see the current license status for you or school staff:
Learn more about Virginia assessments. If you hold a Collegiate or Post Graduate Professional license, you may add some endorsements to your license by taking and passing the required Praxis II assessment with no additional course work:
Obtain forms and
instructions to apply for a Salary Upgrade to BA+15, MA, MA+30 or
Doctorate. Salary Upgrades processed twice a year with deadline dates of
September 30 and January 31. Locate approved Virginia licensure programs that
lead to a salary upgrade and additional endorsements:
New English to Speakers of Other Languages Praxis II Test Code 5362 allows PostGraduate and Collegiate Professional license holders to add the English as a Second Language endorsement to the license with a Praxis II passing score of 149. More information on registration and testing dates can be found at www.ets.org
Praxis II Spanish Test (5195), Praxis II French Test (5174) and Praxis II German Test (5183) Other qualifying endorsements may also be added to a Post-Graduate or Collegiate Professional license with a Praxis II passing score sheet. For example if you have a background in Spanish, French or German you may add the endorsement by passing the approved Praxis II.
Please review the Professional Teacher's Assessment Requirements for Virginia Licensure for the most up-to-date Praxis information and approved assessments.
Emergency First Aid, CPR and AED Training
Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module
Dyslexia Training will be required beginning with the 2018 License Renewals or initial licensure beginning July 1, 2017.
New Industry Certification Requirements
For detailed information regarding 1) the teacher-eligible list of Board of Education-approved industry certification examinations, (2) the issuing organization, and (3) the specific career and technical education (CTE) area(s), including the corresponding endorsement codes, refer to the Industry Credentials for Teachers Seeking an Initial Virginia License with Endorsement(s) in an Area of Career and Technical Education Guidance Document
License Eligibility Tools for Principals, Assistant Principals and Administrators
The Master Schedule of Course Collection(MSC)
to meet federal requirements of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund requires school divisions to adopt the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED). The new SCED codes have been incorporated into the SCED/Assignment to Endorsement Mapping Tool
to determine licensure requirements for a specific assignment. This is not a one-to-one mapping. The new SCED codes will replace the Virginia Assignment Code listing in the near future. School divisions will need to become familiar with the new SCED code system:
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: The application for teacher licensure in Virginia requires that you provide your social security number. Section 22.1-296.4 of the Code of Virginia requires a check of the registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglect in Virginia and other states. A social security number is required for this search. In addition, Virginia is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, and uses their clearinghouse to check for licensure revocation, suspension, denial, and reinstatement in other states. Virginia also provides information to the clearinghouse regarding licensure revocation, suspension, denial, and reinstatement in Virginia. The social security number is used for the clearinghouse and was required prior to 1975. The Virginia Department of Education will not release your social security number except in reporting cases of licensure revocation, suspension, denial and reinstatement as noted above.