Virtual Licensure Session - March 29 at 5:30 pm
May 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Licensure in Virginia
The Human Resources Department assists licensed staff on all licensure requests to be processed with the Virginia Department of Education. All requests should be submitted directly to the SCPS Licensure Specialist who will work with the Virginia Department of Education on your behalf. The Virginia Department of Education will send their final determinations directly to the license holders home address and a courtesy copy is sent to the school division.
- Virginia Department of Education Licensure
- Application for Licensure, College Verification, and/or Report on Experience Form(s)
- Professional Teacher Assessment Requirements
- Registration details for VCLA, RVE, and Praxis II assessments
- Child Abuse & Neglect Training (required for licensure)
- Individuals must select the "Required Training/Courses" tab under "Child Protective Services" then select "Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting & Responding (For Eduators)"
- Dyslexia Awareness Training Module (required for licensure)
- Effective July 1, 2017, every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete awareness training, provided by the Virginia Department of Education, 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.
- Licensure regulations for school personnel
- Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia
- Approved Teacher Education Programs
- Adding Endorsements
- Information on adding endorsements to your Virginia license
- Teacher License Query
- To access a teacher's or educator's license information, enter the first characters of the last name and the first characters of the first name, and then click the "Search" button. To narrow your search, enter as many letters in the name field as possible. If more than one name matches your search criteria, a page will be displayed which lists all matching names.
The pathway to licensure is one with many roads, and Stafford County Public Schools is comitted to helping all interested candidates navigate their way into the classroom no matter what their route. If you are interested in becoming a teacher you may be closer to a classroom than you think! Choose from the options below to learn more about the pathways to licensure and how Stafford County Public Schools can help you!