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

  • Due to the large volume of applications received by the Office of Certification, 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
  • You may contact the Office of Certification at (304) 558-7010 or

West Virginia uses applicants ‘ social security numbers to check the clearinghouse maintained by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) for license revocation, cancellation, suspension, denial, and reinstatement in other states. West Virginia also reports information to the clearinghouse as needed. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will not release your social security number except to the NASDTEC clearinghouse to report cases of license revocation, cancellation, suspension, denial, and reinstatement as noted above.