Please Note: You are reminded that your teaching license is your teaching license. You should maintain accurate records of each license renewal activity and keep copies of all information. Should you leave the employment of Gloucester County Public Schools, the license renewal information you maintain is what you will take with you to your next destination. You should make certain all information is accurate and signed by your renewal advisor (Principal, Assistant Principal, or Supervisor).

For additional information please refer to the Virginia Department of Education's Licensure page


Step 1Application Form  

(The Application for License Renewal is also contained within the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual.)

Please respond to all questions on the Application for License Renewal. SIGN AND DATE THE APPLICATION. Original signatures with a current date are required. The application for renewal contains both the Application for License Renewal and the Individualized Renewal Record. This record needs to be signed by both you and your advisor (principal, assistant principal or supervisor).


Step 2: Nonrefundable Application Fee

The renewal fee is $50.00


Step 3: List of 180 Professional Development Points 

Eight options are available for individuals to earn the 180 professional development points. Refer to the section, “Summary of the Eight Renewal Options” for details.


Eight Renewal Options

1. College Credit  
2. Professional Conference
3. Curriculum Development
4. Publication of Article
5. Publication of Book
6. Mentorship/Supervision 
7. Educational Project 
8. Professional Development Activities


Step 4Certification of Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention Training 

Include a copy of the certificate verifying completion of this statutory requirement. Individuals seeking license renewal must complete study in child abuse and neglect recognition and intervention in accordance with curriculum guidelines approved by the Virginia Board of Education. A training module is available at no cost. To print the certificate after completing the training, the computer must be connected to a printer.


Step 5: Emergency First Aid, CPR including hands-on practice, and AED Training or Certification Include documentation verifying this statutory requirement has been met. Every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall provide evidence of completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators. The certification or training program shall (i) be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross, and (ii) include hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. New Requirements for License Renewal Memo 

The Board shall provide a waiver for this requirement for any person with a disability whose disability prohibits such person from completing the certification or training.


Step 6Dyslexia Awareness Training

Include a copy of the certificate verifying completion of this statutory requirement. Individuals seeking renewal shall complete awareness training 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. A dyslexia module is available at no cost. To print the certificate after completing the training, the computer must be connected to a printer.


Step 7Applicable to Individuals Seeking Licensure Renewal with an Endorsement as a School Counselor: Training in the Recognition of Mental Health Disorder and Behavioral Distress (School Counselors Only) 

Individuals seeking licensure renewal with an endorsement as a school counselor must include verification of completing training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral distress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse. Refer to Superintendent’s Memo #173-17 for additional information on training options to meet this requirement. Training Options


Step 8Virginia History or State and Local Government Module: (The module is required for licensees with specified endorsements as noted in this section)

Any individual licensed and endorsed to teach middle school civics or economics or 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. 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.

Below is a list of teaching endorsements that permit an individual holding a valid Virginia teaching license to teach middle school civics or economics, or high school government or history. Please note that some of these endorsements are no longer issued; however, individuals may have received one or more of the endorsements pursuant to previous regulations. Individuals who hold any one of these endorsements on a Virginia license must satisfy the Virginia history or state and local government requirement for renewal. 

  • Early-Middle Education K-8
  • Elementary Grades NK-8
  • Elementary Grades K-7  
  • Elementary Grades K-8 
  • Elementary Grades 1-7 
  • Elementary Grades 4-7 
  • Kindergarten Elementary Grades 1-7 
  • Economics   
  • Government
  • History
  • History and Social Sciences
  • Middle Education Grades 4-8
  • Middle Education Grades 5-8
  • Middle Education Grades 6-8
  • Middle Education Grades 6-7
  • Middle Education 6-8: History and Social Science
  • Social Studies-Without History
Find answers and information at the NBPTS web page. 
Libby Hugate
Human Resources Specialist
Gloucester County Public Schools
Office of Human Resources
6099 T.C. Walker Road
Gloucester, Virginia 23061