Certification

Certification 2018-04-19T10:46:42+00:00

Information concerning all certification/licensure requirements is located in WVBE Policy 5202:
WVDE Policies.

  • Due to the large volume of applications received by the Office of Certification and Professional Preparation, the estimated time for processing of applications may be up to 90 days.
  • Certificates are no longer printed and mailed to applicants, you may track the progress of your application and review or print your certificate electronically in the certification status. A valid email address is required for each application. All communication is conducted electronically.
  • To check the accreditation status of an institution prior to enrolling in a class or program, use the link https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/.
  • Please contact Emily Curry for legal inquiries about all application forms.
  • You may contact the Office of Certification and Professional Preparation at:
    1-800-982-2378.

 

To access forms and make application for licensure: Certification Forms

To track the progress of your application and review your licensure electronically visit Certification Check Website.

Note: “Pending” applications are in the process of being reviewed by a coordinator.

To schedule West Virginia Board of Education required testing (ex. basic skills, content specific or principles of learning and teaching), please visit https://www.ets.org/praxis.

To schedule West Virginia Board of Education required testing (ex. basic skills or NOCTI exams) for Career and Technical Education, please contact the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Application User Guides for Licensure in West Virginia

Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education

Form 20T

Form 20A

Guidance for School Districts

Form 4

Form 39

A list of course codes for scheduling and the required endorsement for the assigned educator may be accessed at http://wveis.k12.wv.us/wveis2004/support.htm. This information may be used by administrators and school district personnel to ensure that the correct endorsement is being requested on an application for licensure.

The following informational resources are made available to school districts, institutions of higher education and stakeholder organizations that collaborate with the Office of Certification and Professional Preparation:

Office of Certification and Professional Preparation – Certification Updates – February 13, 2018

Powerpoint

PDF

Office of Certification and Professional Preparation – WVASHRO Conference – October 25, 2017

PowerPoint

The Pathway to Licensure and Welcome to the Profession – April 7, 2017

PowerPoint

Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure Webinar – March 16, 2017

PowerPoint

Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure Webinar – January 24, 2017

PowerPoint

Alternative Certification – WVASHRO Conference – October 19, 2016

PowerPoint

Alternative Certification Implementation – Technical Assistance Webinar – July 15 & 19

PowerPoint

WV School Personnel Association Conference — May 12, 2016

PowerPoint

Alternative Certification Program Technical Assistance Webinar — February 4, 2016

PowerPoint (PDF File)

Career and Technical Education and Adult Education Webinar — November 5, 2015

PowerPoint (PDF File)

Certified List Training. Certification Updates– July 30, 2015

PowerPoint

WV School Personnel Association Conference — October 28, 2015

PowerPoint

WV School Personnel Association Conference — May 13, 2015

PowerPoint

WV School Personnel Association Conference — October 22, 2014

PowerPoint

Sample Documents (ECCAT)

WV School Personnel Association Conference — May 14, 2014

PowerPoint

Highly Qualified

Compliance Tool Training

Course Code Manual Training

Highly Qualified Data Report Training 2016

What is Highly Qualified?

Master Schedule

Master Schedule Introduction

Certification Training Webinars

Certification Webinar III – Code, Policy and Procedure Updates – January 28, 2014

Agenda (Word Document)

PowerPoint

MP3 Audio (enhanced for clarity)

Blackboard Collaborate Video (Requires updated Java and Elluminate software)

Certification Webinar II

Certification Training Webinar II — June 27, 2013 (Recording video file. Requires a media player)

PowerPoint

Certification Webinar I

Certification Training Webinar I — June 13, 2013 (Recording video file. Requires a media player)

PowerPoint

2015 West Virginia Educator Equity Plan

Reconnecting McDowell

West Virginia Educator Evaluation

Educator Quality Reports and Data

Critical Shortage Report

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide List

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.html

2014

No educator preparation programs designated as low-perfoming in West Virginia.

2013

No educator preparation programs designated as low-perfoming in West Virginia.

2012

No educator preparation programs designated as low-perfoming in West Virginia.

2011

No educator preparation programs designated as low-perfoming in West Virginia.

2010

No educator preparation programs designated as low-perfoming in West Virginia.

2009

No educator preparation programs designated as low-perfoming in West Virginia.

2008