This purpose of this site is to support teacher license renewal
Information regarding teacher renewal, and teacher re-certification opportunities are provided below. It is suggested that teachers are cognitive of their license expiration date. Additionally, teachers should keep records of the professional development certificates verifying successful completion, as well as, their number of accumulated points. Licenses issued prior to July 1, 2018 expire after 5 years, whereas, licenses issued effective July 1, 2018, renewable licenses will be issued for 10 years. The current 5 year license renewal requires 180 professional development points. The number of professional development points needed for the 10 year renewable license is 270 professional development points.
Teacher Renewal Resources and Information
Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual - Effective July 1, 2018, renewable licenses will be issued for ten years.
Virginia History or State and Local Government Module – Any individual licensed and endorsed to teach (i) middle school civics or economics or (ii) high school government or history who is seeking renewal of such license is required to demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history or state and local government by completing a module or professional development course specifically related to Virginia history or state and local government that has a value of five professional development points. This requirement applies for purposes of the individual's next or initial renewal occurring after July 1, 2014. Successful completion of the Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module will satisfy this renewal requirement. Please print and submit the module certificate with renewal documentation. For more information, and to see a list of teaching endorsements that permit an individual holding a valid Virginia teaching license to teach (i) middle school civics or economics, or (ii) high school government or history, please see Superintendent’s Memo #053-14.
Licensure Changes and Form to Request Name Change, Address Change, and Duplicate License
FREE Teacher Professional Development Opportunities (Re-certification Points)
Job Proficiency Enhancement/Re-certification Points
Information regarding courses the can be taken to increase an employees' job proficiency or courses that can be taken for purpose of licensure renewal, can be found at the links below:
Liberty University: https://www.liberty.edu/ms/educator/?acode=D84844
University of Phoenix: https://www.phoenix.edu/
Tuition assistance and/or licensure is available to both full-time and part-time administrative, professional and classified staff. Courses that are to be reimbursed must be specifically related to the employee’s current job description or future professional development within NCPS and must be approved in advance by the building administrator, Director of Administrative Services, and Superintendent. Reimbursements will be based on one course per year not to exceed:
$400 per three credit-hour course for professional and classified staff
$500 per three credit-hour course for administrators
Praxis, RVE and/or VCLA testing fees for provisionally licensed staff
Did you know that you can be reimbursed for courses taken while employed with Northampton County Public Schools? Please see our regulation below:
Course Reimbursement Regulation- G CBC-R
The following definitions apply to all fringe benefits included in this regulation, GCBC-R.
Full-time employee – any employee who receives a contract or annualized work agreement and who also works at least 40 hours per week, including 30 minutes per day for lunch.
Part-time employee – any employee who receives a contract or annualized work agreement and who also works less than 40 hours per week, including 30 minutes per day for lunch.
Hourly employee – any employee who does not receive a contract or annualized work agreement, regardless of the total number of hours worked per week.
Regulation- G CBC-R (Continued)
Employees are expected to remain employed by NCPS for three years following the completion of a course or licensure exam for which a reimbursement is granted. If an employee terminates the employment relationship for any reason before the three year period expires, or if NCPS terminates the employment relationship for just cause, the employee will be responsible for repaying the balance of the reimbursement to NCPS, calculated as follows:
Balances due to NCPS will be retired annually on the last day of required work for the school year. At least one full school semester must be worked following course completion in order for that school year’s balance to be retired.
The following criteria must also be met in order to qualify for reimbursement:
The employee must have received a “B” or higher grade in the course
For Praxis, RVE and VCLA exams, the employee must receive a passing score
The employee must sign an Employee Reimbursement Agreement, whereby they agree to the terms of this regulation
An official transcript and proof of payment must be provided to the Office of Human Resources in the School Administration Office before reimbursement will be paid.
Administrators will also be reimbursed for membership in a professional organization related to their assigned work.
Approved: October 18, 1978
Revised: September 9, 1981; September 21, 2011;
The course approval/reimbursement form can be found online. Please click below.
Please have your Principal sign the form. Send a copy of your receipt and official transcripts to the Human Resources Department.