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

 

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Payment link:  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
  • Validity Period: 1 year (Renewable twice for a total of 3 years)
  • General Requirements: Must pass the state aide competency test, must complete 36 semester hours of coursework from an accredited university, as specified in Policy 5202, must have a score of 3.0 on the EIPA
  • Education Level: High School Diploma
  • Credential: NAD certification Level III, RID certification, NIC certification, or QAS Level II will substitute for the EIPA score of 3.0.
  • Testing: EIPA minimum score of 3.0 or valid acceptable credential per Policy 5202.
  • Employment Required: Yes
  • Official Recommendation: Superintendent
  • Primary Contact Info: Julie Morris, Email: jlmmorri@k12.wv.us
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Payment link:  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
  • Validity Period: 1 year (Renewable twice for a total of 3 years)
  • Coursework/Training: Must have completed 15 clock hours of interpreter training each year
  • Official Recommendation: Superintendent
  • Primary Contact Info: Julie Morris, Email: jlmmorri@k12.wv.us
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Payment link:  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
  • Validity Period: Permanent
  • General Requirements: Must pass the state aide competency test, must complete 36 semester hours of coursework from an accredited university, as specified in Policy 5202, must have a score of 3.5 on the EIPA, must pass the EIPA written test
  • Education Level: High School Diploma
  • Coursework/Training: Must have completed the EIPA with a score of 3.5, must have passed the EIPA written test
  • Credential: NAD certification Level IV, RID certification, NIC certification, or QAS Level III will substitute for the EIPA score of 3.5. The EIPA written test passage is still required.
  • Testing: EIPA minimum score of 3.5 or valid acceptable credential per Policy 5202, and passing score on EIPA written test required.
  • Employment Required: Yes
  • Official Recommendation: Superintendent
  • Primary Contact Info: Julie Morris, Email: jlmmorri@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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