Step 1: Complete the Application
Step 2: Nonrefundable Application Fee - $50
Step 3: List of 180 Recertification (Professional Development) Activities and Points
Step 4: Certification of Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention Training
Step 5: Emergency First Aid, CPR, and AED Training or Certification
Step 6: Dyslexia Awareness Training
Step 7: School Counselors Only - Training in the Recognition of Mental Health Disorders and Behavioral Distress
Step 8: Virginia History or State and Local Government Module. Only applies to those seeking renewal of licenses with the following endorsements:
Renewal of a 5-year license requires 180 recertification points. Effective July 1st, 2018, renewable licenses will be issued for 10 years. Renewal of a 10-year license will require 270 recertification points.
License renewals may be submitted beginning January 1st of the renewal year.
The Renewal Manual (.docx) outlines the renewal process and contains the Application for License Renewal. The manual provides a summary of activities in which you can participate to earn recertification points, as well as the point value for such activities. In addition to those outlined in the Renewal Manual (.docx), here are some other common recertification point values:
- Hosting a Student Teacher = 90 points
- Hosting a Practicum Teacher = 30 points
- Mentoring a new teacher = 25 points
- Conferences that are 4 or more hours = 5 points for the day
- PD Presenter for GCPS = 5 points
Note: All Professional Development Hours also count as Recertification Points. Not all Recertification Points are Professional Development Hours.
Renewal packets (application, certificates for statutory requirements, and payment) should be submitted to the HR Coordinator in Central Office after January 1st of the renewal year. Submissions should occur no later than March 31st. If additional time is needed to satisfy all renewal requirements, please contact the HR Coordinator.
Bridget Keys, Human Resources Coordinator