For additional information please refer to the Virginia Department of Education's Licensure page
Step 1: Application Form
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
7. Educational Project
8. Professional Development Activities
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 6: Dyslexia 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 7: Applicable 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 8: Virginia 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
- 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