Application & Procedures for Virginia Teacher Licensure

  • Virginia Teacher Licensure Application
    Information and Procedures

    Submission of a complete application package is required. If an incomplete package is submitted and a license cannot be issued, your application will not be retained longer than one year. The following steps must be followed to apply for licensure:

    Application Form can be downloaded  at: Licensure Forms

    Complete all areas as indicated. This application is for initial Virginia licensure only.
    Nonrefundable Application Fee
    Attach a certified check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. The in-state fee is $50 and the out-of-state fee is $75. The fee is determined by the address on your application. 
    College Verification Form
    Send this form to the certification/licensure officer of the college/university where you completed a state-approved program and/or to the designated official of the college/university from which your most recent degree was earned. The student teaching/internship/practicum verification (Part II) must be completed for each student teaching/internship/practicum experience. (If you have completed state-approved programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please have both institutions complete a form.)
    Report on Experience
    Request the completion of this form by the appropriate non-public school or public school division official if you have completed at least one-year of full-time contractual teaching or other professional experience in grades K-12.
    Professional Teacher's Assessment Scores
    Please submit a copy of your Professional Teacher's Assessment scores. Please review the Professional Teacher's Assessment requirement for Virginia licensure found at Licensure Forms
    Official Student Transcripts
    Contact the registrar's office of all colleges/universities where you have earned degrees. Request official student transcripts to be sent to you to be enclosed with your application packet. Official student transcripts (bearing the registrar's signature and embossed seal) which have been issued to student are acceptable. Placement records sent from colleges and photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted or returned.
    Out-of-State License(s)
    Submit a photocopy of each out-of-state license.
    Please review steps 1-7 to ensure that all documentation is included. Submitting an incomplete application packet will delay the processing of your credentials.
    It is your responsibility to send all documentation along with the correct fee. It will take approximately eight to ten weeks to process your credentials.