For information regarding licensure in Virginia, please visit the Virginia Department of Education website.

On April 8, 2024, the Governor of Virginia approved House Bill 731, which eliminates the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) as a requirement for initial licensure. This assessment requirement remains in effect through June 30, 2024.

Effective July 1, 2024, individuals will no longer be required to pass the VCLA as a requirement for initial licensure. After June 30, 2024, individuals who have been cited for the VCLA, and who have completed all other initial licensure requirements, may submit a request to update their evaluation and be issued a full, renewable license. Individuals who are employed in a Virginia educational agency should work directly with their employing agency’s human resources or licensure representative in submitting this request.

HR Licensure Contact

Licensure and Tuition Reimbursement
Tanya Andreas, x.11125
[email protected]

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VDOE Helpful Hints

Licensure Question Session

Use the link below to access the monthly licensure question sessions.  The sessions will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2-4 pm. 

Make sure you are signed in with your NNPS login and click the link below: Monthly Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 873 1081 3660

Mandatory Cultural Competency Training and Licensure Requirements

As required by Code of Virginia § 22.1-298.7, no later than the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, each school board employee, including teachers, leaders, and other licensed staff, must complete cultural competency training or instruction. In addition, effective July 1, 2023, every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete instruction or training in cultural competency. You can access the training here:

Retrieving Licensure Documents

Effective June 21, 2023, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is no longer printing licenses or requirements letters and evaluations for provisional licenses. To obtain a copy of your license or requirement letter/evaluation, you must register for an eGOV account and retrieve the document(s) electronically.

Access eGOV via the VDOE Licensure website or click the Teacher License Query tab on this page.