Information concerning certification requirements is located in
WVBoE Policy 5202:
Due to the large volume of applications received by the Office of Professional Preparation, the estimated time for processing of applications is 90 days.**
A valid email address is required with each application. All communication is conducted electronically.
Please track your application status online at:
Check the accreditation status of an institution prior to enrolling in a class or program. Use the link
Pending applications are in the process of being
coordinator reviewed. Please note processing cannot begin
until all required documentation and fully-completed
application are received.
Please note: tuition/fee reimbursement applications will be denied if incomplete and applicants must reapply.
Please contact the county, college/university, institutional
program, community program, RESA or other to inquire as to the
documents that have been mailed to our office.
Please include an email address on your application, as email
is required for all communication.
- Certificates are no longer printed and mailed. Offcial certificates are available online as a PDF by visiting the Certification Status Information page.
**Fee reimbursement applications are processed on the fiscal year system and will
be processed by the end of that same fiscal year (June 30).
TeachWV.com guides individuals through the teacher preparation, certification, and employment process in West Virginia.
It also describes the Global21 initiative, professional development opportunities, and why living and teaching in
West Virginia is such a wonderful opportunity.
Online Certification Status
View and verify your active certification endorsements, your endorsement history from 1990, or verify the status of an
application sent to this office.
Download and print applications for certification.
School Board Policies
Minimum requirements for lLicensure of professional/paraprofessional personnel. This legislative rule establishes the minimum
requirements for the licensure of educational personnel to be employed in the public schools of West Virginia.
Course Codes and Endorsements
A list of course codes for scheduling and the required endorsement for the assigned educator.
(Course Code link is located in the right column)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification Incentives
There are incentives for becoming certified by the National Board.
Transition to Teaching
WVDE-sponsored Transition to Teaching Project.
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers information and contact information.
For Institutions of Higher Education
View accreditation, program reports, and program approval information
Reports and Data
Certification Email Contacts
- Doug Cipoletti, email@example.com
Career & Technical License CTE V Forms
Transition to Teaching Form 25T/26
Alternative Certification Form 25
Renewal (3yr Teaching) Form 4
- Lori Buchanan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Renewal 5-yr/Perm. Teaching Form 4
Additional Endorsement Form 8
Administrative Licensure Form 19
Coach/AT/LFT Authorization Form 39
Restricted Content Endorsement Form 26
- Trent Danowski, email@example.com
Initial Teaching License Form 20T and Form 20A
Student Support License Form 20S
- Teresa Epperley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Credentials Form 30 and Form 35
Substitute Permits Form 2
Paraprofessional Form 40 and Form 60
- Scottie Ford, email@example.com
Advanced Salary Form 12
First Class/Full-time Permits Form 1/1A
Community Programs Form 50
- Robert Mellace, firstname.lastname@example.org
Troops to Teachers
For certification-related information not listed above or not on the website, use the
Certification Toll-Free Line: