Educator Certification

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. Official 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).

Teach WV 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.

Downloadable Forms
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.

Policy 5100
Policy 5202

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,

    Career & Technical License   CTE V Forms

    Paraprofessional                   Form 40

    Educational Interpreter         Form 60

    Renewal                              Form 4

  • Linda Bragg,
  • Alternative Certification        Form 25

    Transition to Teaching          Form 25T/26

  • Lori Buchanan,

    Additional Endorsement                Form 8

    Administrative Licensure               Form 19

    Coach/AT/LFT Authorization        Form 39

    Restricted Content Endorsement    Form 26

  • Trent Danowski,

    Initial Teaching License        Form 20T

    Student Support License       Form 20S

    Teacher in Residence            Form 3

  • Teresa Epperley,

    Advanced Credentials        Form 30 and Form 35

    Transition to Teaching        Form 25T

  • Brad Fittro,
  • First Class/Full-time Permits          Form 1/1A

    Substitute Teacher Permit            Form 2S and 2L

    Initial Teaching License                Form 20A (Out of State)

    Initial Teaching License                Form 20T

  • Scottie Ford,

    Student Support Salary Supplement Initial              Form 43

    Student Support Salary Supplement Renewal         Form 44

    Student Support Fee Reimbursement                     Form 33

    Advanced Salary and NBPTS Salary Suplement    Form 12

    NBPTS Fee Reimbursements                                Form 37

    Permanent Authorizations                                      Form 42

    Temporary Authorizations                                     Form 38

    Tuition Reimbursements                                        Form 36

    Moving Expenses Reimbursements                       Form 32

    First Class/Full-time Permits                                  Form 1/1A

    Community Programs Authorization                      Form 50

  • Robert Mellace,

    Initial Teaching License        Form 20A (Out of State)

    Out of State Field/Clinical    Form 23

    Student Teaching Permit      Form 24

    Substitute Teacher Permit   Form 2S and 2L

    Troops to Teachers


For certification-related information not listed above or not on the website, use the
Certification Toll-Free Line: