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Applying for a VA License

Criteria for submitting an application for an initial Virginia license

Please visit the Virginia Department of Education

Child abuse recognition and intervention training

Please visit the Virginia Department of Education, Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training

Technology standards for instructional personnel

Individuals are required to meet the Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel approved by the Board of Education. Individuals who graduated from an approved teacher preparation program in Virginia since December 1998 have met the requirement as the Technology Standards were incorporated in the program. All other individuals will need to meet this requirement as outlined by the employing Virginia educational agency.

Procedures for applying for an initial Virginia license for teachers

Emergency First Aid, CPR, and AED Training or Certification:  The 2013 General Assembly amended the Code of Virginia to require that every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall provide evidence of completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators. The certification or training program shall be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.  The Board shall provide a waiver for this requirement for any person with a disability whose disability prohibits such person from completing the certification or training.

Please visit the Virginia Department of Education, Emergency First Aid, CPR, and AED Training or Certification

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