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 check on licensure requests processed by the PWCS Office of Certification and sent to the VDOE on your behalf or check your current VDOE license status:
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.†Locate approved Virginia licensure programs that lead to a salary upgrade and additional endorsements:
Licensure Assessment Changes
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
- Prior to Secondary Course Classification System
- Secondary School Course Classification System
- SCED/Assignment to Endorsement Mapping - This file has been merged with filters for each column. To find a specific endorsement or assignment, clear the "Select All" box on the column filter†and then scroll down to select†the specific code or name you are seeking.†Select "OK" and the results will be based on the filters you selected. Remember to "Clear" the filters†for each new search.
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.†††††††††