Licensure Renewal      

    2019 License Renewal Checklist



    All professionally licensed personnel holding a five-year renewable Virginia license must renew their license as required by the regulations of the State Board of Education.  Individuals are required to earn 180 professional development points to renew their license.  Renewal points can be accrued by completion of activities through one or more of the following eight options: 


    1. College credit - Acceptable coursework offers content that provides new information and is offered by a regionally accredited two-year or four-  year college or university.  Courses must be taken for credit, and the license holder must earn a passing grade or a "pass" in courses taken  on a "pass" or "fail" basis.)
    2. Professional conference
    3. Curriculum development
    4. Publication of article
    5. Publication of book
    6. Mentorship/supervision
    7. Educational project
    8. Professional development activity


    Review the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual for further information. 


    • Official transcripts must be submitted if using Option 1 – College Credit.


    Please access MyLearningPlan to review your professional development activities.  You should print out and submit a copy of your professional development activities as part of the renewal packet if you use Option 8.  For activities not in My Learning Plan, you can submit certificates with your renewal packet for Options 2-8 from above.


    At the time of renewal, please submit the following documents (as applicable) as a complete renewal packet to your assigned Licensure Specialist: 


    New – Training Requirements Now Required Every Five (5) Years:  Please read and follow the instructions

    • Technology Competencies Verification
    • Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training and
    • Virginia State and Local Civic Education Training


    • Implementation Date:  July 1, 2017 – Awareness Training on the Indicators of Dyslexia
      • Requirement: 
        • Board of Education regulations governing teacher licensure to require every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to complete awareness training, provided by the Department of Education, on the indicators of dyslexia and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia.
        • Training Module: 
          • Dyslexia Awareness Training Moduleis available to meet the requirement of awareness training on the indicators of dyslexia and the evidence-based interventions.  This module is accessible from PCs and Mac computers. Viewing on an iPad or smartphone requires the download of the free “mobile player.” Users should complete the module in one session and have access to a printer.

    • Implementation Date:  September 1, 2017 – Training in EFA/CPR/AED; Hands-On Practice
      • Requirement:
        • Effective September 1, 2017 HB 1829 specified that the certification or training in emergency first aid (EFA), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) that is required of every person seeking renewal of a license as a teacher shall include hands- on practice of the skills necessary to perform CPR. Successful completion of the EFA/CPR/AED module at the Licensed Renewal Process link will satisfy part of this renewal requirement. License renewal cannot be processed without the EFA/AED/CPR certification and/or training and evidence of the hands-on skills practice. Please print out the module certificate and take it to your Hands-on-Training session. Your instructor will sign it once you complete the training session.  Once signed, submit the certificate with your renewal documents.

    • Implementation Date:  July 1, 2017 – Endorsement in School Counseling:  Training in the Recognition of Mental Health Disorder and Behavioral Distress



    Renewal packets may be submitted beginning May 1st prior to the year in which your license expires.  Please feel free to access the VDOE License Query to confirm the year of your license.


    Please Note:  You are reminded that your teaching license is your teaching license.  You should maintain accurate records of each license renewal activity and keep copies of all information.  Should you leave the employment of Loudoun County Public Schools, the license renewal information you maintain is what you will take with you to your next destination.  You should make certain all information is accurate and signed by your renewal advisor (Principal, Assistant Principal, or Supervisor).

Last Modified on September 23, 2018