State Alignment


Licenses for renewal may be submitted to the Office of Licensure any time after January 1 of the year of expiration. Renewal requests should not be submitted prior to January 1 of the year of expiration.

(The Application for License Renewal is contained within the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual.)

Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual (Word) – This manual is for a five-year renewable license. Effective July 1, 2018, the Technology Standards requirement is eliminated for teachers seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license. Also effective July 1, 2018, renewable licenses will be issued for ten years.

Virginia educators must earn 180 professional development points every 5 years. Credit from a regionally accredited university may be applied toward these points. Each graduate/semester credit hour is worth 30 professional development points and must be recorded on an official college or university transcript.

1 Graduate/Semester Credit is equal to 30 professional development points.

For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Education website.