Teacher Licensure Renewal
Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual
Recertification Progress Report - Helpful Information
Effective July 1, 2018, House Bill 1125
eliminates the requirements that teachers seeking initial licensure or
renewal of a license demonstrate proficiency in the use of educational
technology for instruction.
- NEW: Dyslexia Awareness Training Module – Effective July 1, 2017, every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete awareness training, provided by VDOE, on the indicators of dyslexia, as that term is defined by the board pursuant to regulations, and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. This module is accessible from PCs and Mac computers. Viewing on an iPad or smartphone requires the download of the free “mobile player.” Users should complete the module in one session and have access to a printer.Read the transcript (Word) Go to Learning Disabilities for additional dyslexia resources.
- Virginia History or State and Local Government Module – Any individual licensed and endorsed to teach (i) middle school civics or economics or (ii) high school government or history who is seeking renewal of such license is required to demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history or state and local government by completing a module or professional development course specifically related to Virginia history or state and local government that has a value of five professional development points. This requirement applies for purposes of the individual's next or initial renewal occurring after July 1, 2014. Successful completion of the Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module will satisfy this renewal requirement. Please print and submit the module certificate with renewal documentation. For more information, and to see a list of teaching endorsements that permit an individual holding a valid Virginia teaching license to teach (i) middle school civics or economics, or (ii) high school government or history, please see Superintendent’s Memo #053-14.FAQ about First Aid, CPR and AED Requirement for Licensure and Renewal
- NEW: School Counselor Training – Effective July 1, 2017, the Code of Virginia requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license with an endorsement as a school counselor to complete training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral distress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse. Go to Superintendent’s Memo #173-17 for additional information on training options.
- Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention Training
Beth Churms, Licensure Specialist
(434) 244-7086 ext. 3014