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: 5 Years
  • Grade Point Average: A 3.0 GPA is required for all semester hour coursework submitted for renewal
  • Employment Required: No.
  • Renewal Options: Qualifying coursework (Six semester hours/WVDE E-Learning) OR Hold an earned master’s degree with a Master’s +30 advanced salary classification OR Age 60 or older is required for renewal. All renewal options require a valid industry credential, if it is applicable to the endorsement, as identified in the CTE Endorsements and Testing Manual.
  • Official Recommendation: Recommendation of the Superintendent, ESC, Multi- County Vocational Center Director or ODTP Director -If the candidate is currently employed by a county board of education, the candidate must receive the recommendation of the employing county’s superintendent.  If the educator is not employed by a county board of education, then a recommendation must be secured from the most recent education supervisor provided that such employment severance does not exceed one year.  If employment severance in an educational setting is greater than one year, a recommendation from the current employer or community leader must be secured (Form 4B).
  • Primary Contact Info: Julie Morris, Email: jlmmorri@k12.wv.us
  • Application Fee: $35
  • Payment link:  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
  • Validity Period: Permanent
  • Grade Point Average: A 3.0 GPA is required for all semester hour coursework submitted for renewal
  • Employment Required: No.
  • Renewal Options: Hold a Career and Technical Education Certificate valid for five years AND hold an earned master’s degree related to the public school program AND Complete five years of professional educational experience including two within the specialization(s) for which the permanent certificate is requested OR Hold a Career and Technical Education Certificate valid for five years which has already been renewed once and be eligible for a second renewal (within 6 months of expiration) by meeting options based upon renewal. If applying for a permanent certificate based upon second renewal, the applicant must meet one of the following three renewal options: 1. Complete qualifying coursework (six semester hours/E-Learning) with a 3.0 GPA OR 2. Hold an earned master’s degree and Master’s +30 advanced salary classification OR 3. Age 60 or older. All renewal options require a valid industry credential, if it is applicable to the endorsement, as identified in the CTE Endorsements and Testing Manual.
  • Official Recommendation: Recommendation of the Superintendent, ESC, Multi- County Vocational Center Director or ODTP Director -If the candidate is currently employed by a county board of education, the candidate must receive the recommendation of the employing county’s superintendent.  If the educator is not employed by a county board of education, then a recommendation must be secured from the most recent education supervisor provided that such employment severance does not exceed one year.  If employment severance in an educational setting is greater than one year, a recommendation from the current employer or community leader must be secured (Form 4B).
  • 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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