Summary of Application Requirements: (Review WVBE Policy 5202 and the certification website for complete requirements)

 

  • Application Fee: $35
  • Payment link:  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
  • Validity Period: 1 year
  • General Requirements: US Citizen, good character, age 18
  • Education Level: Minimum of a MA degree in the assignment area through an accredited IHE.
  • Grade Point Average: Minimum Overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Coursework/Training: Verification of a minimum of three years of college/university teaching experience in the area of the requested endorsement which must be the area of assignment by the employing college/university; and receive the recommendation of the county superintendent verifying that the applicant is the most qualified candidate for the position, and has been offered part-time employment by a county board of education in West Virginia whose local policy provides assurance that such personnel do not replace a fully state-certified educator.
  • Testing: No
  • Employment Required: Yes. the vacancy must have been posted with no certified individuals making application and an offer of employment must be made.
  • Official Recommendation: Superintendent
  • Official Transcripts (when applicable): To send official transcripts to our office electronically, please have those sent to cert.transcripts.wvde@k12.wv.us. If you select to send them electronically, they must be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Certification.
  • Primary Contact Info: Jamea Brinckman, Email: jamea.brinckman@k12.wv.us
  • Payment link:  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
  • Validity Period: 1 year
  • Credential: Valid Collegiate Instructor Permit, renewing for continued employment in the current position
  • Employment Required: Yes. the vacancy must have been posted with no certified individuals making application and an offer of employment must be made.
  • Official Recommendation: Superintendent
  • Primary Contact Info: Jamea Brinckman, Email: jamea.brinckman@k12.wv.us

Paper Application Instructions:

Paper Application Instructions (only for those not available electronically): 

Step 1: Download Application Form from the Application Forms Website.

Step 2: Print the paper application(s) and complete all required applicant information fields. Correspond with necessary entities (ex. school district, institutions of higher education, etc.) to acquire all required information and signatures for completion of the application.

Step 3: Payment for paper applications should be completed online prior to submitting an application to Office of Certification. Pay for paper applications at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/. If employment within the West Virginia educational system is required for the license/certificate you seek, please verify with your employer that the application has been completed correctly before submitting an online payment.

Step 4: To submit the paper application for processing with all required supportive documentation (ex. official transcripts, etc.) to the Office of Certification, please mail to the following address:

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Certification
Building 6, Room 262
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305

Notes: If you are employed within a West Virginia educational system, the application may be uploaded by the employer’s human resources office.

Step 5: Once the application is received by our office, you will receive an email with a service code to make your background check appointment if you are a first-time applicant for licensure. If you are a first-time applicant for licensure, you will need to follow these directions for first time applicants. (*Note: This requirement does not apply to Forms 23 and 24B.*)

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