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 for the First Class Full Time Permit and 3 Years for the Substitute Permit
  • General Requirements: US Citizen; good character; age 18; physically, mentally, and emotionally qualified
  • Education Level: A minimum of a high school diploma or higher education degree as identified within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual on the WVDE website
  • Educational Work Experience: As identified within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual on the WVDE website
  • Non-Educational Work Experience: As identified within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual on the WVDE website
  • Coursework/Training: Submission of the Professional Commitment verifying the applicant’s enrollment or intent of enrolling in the approved career and technical education teacher preparation program is required for the First Class Full Time Career and Technical Education Permit. The Career and Technical Education Substitute Permit requires successful completion of qualifying substitute teacher training as described in WVBE Policy 5202.
  • Credential: Industry-recognized credentials are required as identified within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual on the WVDE website
  • Testing: Basic skills proficiency must have been met through appropriate WVBE required exams or exemption as identified in WVBE Policy 5202 or the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual on the WVDE website
  • Employment Required: Yes
  • Official Recommendation: Receive the recommendation of the employing Superintendent, ESC, Multi-County Vocational Center Director, or ODTP Director, verifying that the applicant is the most qualified candidate for the position, and has been hired for the position. Recommendation from the designated official at the state-approved CTE program is required for the first-class full time permit.
  • 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 for the First Class Full Time Permit and 3 Years for the Substitute Permit
  • Grade Point Average: A 3.0 GPA is required for all coursework submitted for renewal
  • Coursework/Training: Verification by the designated official at the college or university through which the program is being completed that the applicant has completed six semester hours of college/university credit reflecting a 3.0 GPA (on official transcripts) within the institution of higher education’s state approved program for the First Class Full Time Permit. The Career and Technical Education Substitute Permit requires successful completion of qualifying substitute teacher training as described in WVBE Policy 5202.
  • Credential: Industry-recognized credentials are required as identified within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsements and Testing Manual on the WVDE website
  • Employment Required: Yes
  • Official Recommendation: Receive the recommendation of the employing Superintendent, ESC, Multi-County Vocational Center Director, or ODTP Director, verifying that the applicant is the most qualified candidate for the position, and has been hired for the position. Recommendation from the designated official at the state-approved CTE program is required for the first-class full time permit.
  • 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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