Adding/Evaluation of Endorsements

To add an endorsement to your Virginia Teaching License or to be evaluated by the Virginia Department of Education to add an endorsement, you must send the following "complete packet" to the PWCS, Certification Office. You may add some endorsements to a Postgraduate or Collegiate Professional teaching license with a passing Praxis II assessment score sheet see *note below.

  1. A completed Licensure Request Form (Word)
  2. Official transcripts if adding endorsement with completed course work pertaining to the endorsement- All transcripts should be ordered and sent to your home address so that you may include them with your licensure packet.

    Important: Use caution when ordering transcripts. Official transcripts with a stamp or seal is required. Some institutions contract with other companies (third party) to issue official transcripts. The transcripts may be accepted if received in sealed envelopes. Placement records sent from colleges, electronic transcripts, grade reports, PDFs, photocopies, and student printouts of transcripts will not be accepted. In some cases, you may have to contact the registrar's office directly to make a special request for acceptable transcripts. Marked up or highlighted transcripts are also not accepted.
  3. Fee of $50 for each added endorsement; Pay electronically using the Electronic License Fee Payment option or make check, money order or cashier's check payable to Treasurer of Virginia- use only blue or black ink.
  4. If you pay electronically, include a copy of the School Payment Receipt Confirmation with your licensure packet. (This receipt was emailed to you when you paid your fee using the electronic payment portal and must reflect the amount paid. A copy of the license fee form with check boxes is not acceptable, since it doesn't confirm payment was made.)
  5. College Verification Form (Word) - only required if you completed an approved licensure program. Part II of the form must be completed and signed by a college official. This form is required for Adding Admin/Supervision or Reading Specialist
  6. Report on Experience (Word) (required only if you need experience other than PWCS verified)
  7. Copy of Assessment score sheets if applicable (SLLA score sheet required for adding Admin/Supervision)
  8. One complete, single licensure packet with supporting documentation for all licensure processes may be sent to the PWCS, HR- Office of Certification via courier mail from your work location or by U.S. mail directly to the Edward Kelly Leadership Center, PWCS, HR - Office of Certification, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108

    Note: If you have already met Virginia assessment requirements for one endorsement area, and you have met the minimum course requirements for another endorsement area, you do not have to meet assessment requirements for added endorsement areas.

Individuals who hold a valid Virginia Postgraduate or Collegiate Professional teaching license may add an additional endorsement to the license by passing a rigorous academic subject test (Praxis II) prescribed by the Board of Education. This testing option does not apply to individuals who are seeking an early/primary preK-3 or elementary education preK-6 endorsement or who hold a technical professional license, vocational evaluator license, pupil personnel services license, school manager license, or division superintendent license. For more information on the specific Praxis II assessment approved by the Board of Education, please refer to the Praxis Assessment Information (Word)