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 Gloucester 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).

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For additional information please refer to the Virginia Department of Education's Licensure page

Step 1: Application Form
(The Application for License Renewal is also contained within the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual.)
Please respond to all questions on the Application for License Renewal. SIGN AND DATE THE APPLICATION. Original signatures with a current date are required. The application for renewal contains both the Application for License Renewal and the Individualized Renewal Record. This record needs to be signed by both you and your advisor (principal, assistant principal or supervisor).

Step 2: Nonrefundable Application Fee
The renewal fee is $50.00

Step 3: List of 180 Professional Development Points
Eight options are available for individuals to earn the 180 professional development points. Refer to the section, “Summary of the Eight Renewal Options” for details.

Eight Renewal Options
1. College Credit                                                                                                         5. Publication of Book
2. Professional Conference                                                                                      6. Mentorship/Supervision
3. Curriculum Development                                                                                     7. Educational Project
4. Publication of Article                                                                                              8. Professional Development Activities

Step 4: Certification of Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention Training
Include a copy of the certificate verifying completion of this statutory requirement. Individuals seeking license renewal must complete study in child abuse and neglect recognition and intervention in accordance with curriculum guidelines approved by the Virginia Board of Education. A training module is available at no cost. To print the certificate after completing the training, the computer must be connected to a printer.

Step 5: Emergency First Aid, CPR including hands-on practice, and AED Training or Certification Include documentation verifying this statutory requirement has been met. 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 (i) 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, and (ii) include hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. New Requirements for License Renewal Memo
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.

Step 6: Dyslexia Awareness Training
Include a copy of the certificate verifying completion of this statutory requirement. Individuals seeking renewal shall complete awareness training on the indicators of dyslexia, as that term is defined by the Board pursuant to regulations, and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. A dyslexia module is available at no cost. To print the certificate after completing the training, the computer must be connected to a printer.


Step 7: Applicable to Individuals Seeking Licensure Renewal with an Endorsement as a School Counselor: Training in the Recognition of Mental Health Disorder and Behavioral Distress (School Counselors Only)
Individuals seeking licensure renewal with an endorsement as a school counselor must include verification of completing training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral distress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse. Refer to Superintendent’s Memo #173-17 for additional information on training options to meet this requirement. Training Options

Step 8: Virginia History or State and Local Government Module: (The module is required for licensees with specified endorsements as noted in this section)
Any individual licensed and endorsed to teach middle school civics or economics or 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. 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.
Below is a list of teaching endorsements that permit an individual holding a valid Virginia teaching license to teach middle school civics or economics, or high school government or history. Please note that some of these endorsements are no longer issued; however, individuals may have received one or more of the endorsements pursuant to previous regulations. Individuals who hold any one of these endorsements on a Virginia license must satisfy the Virginia history or state and local government requirement for renewal. 

• Early-Middle Education K-8                                 • History
• Elementary Grades NK-8                                     • History and Social Sciences
• Elementary Grades K-7                                        • Middle Education Grades 4-8
• Elementary Grades K-8                                        • Middle Education Grades 5-8
• Elementary Grades 1-7                                        • Middle Education Grades 6-8
• Elementary Grades 4-7                                        • Middle Education Grades 6-7
• Kindergarten Elementary Grades 1-7                • Middle Education 6-8: History and Social Science
• Economics                                                              • Social Studies-Without History
• Government


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Libby Hugate

Human Resources Specialist
Gloucester County Public Schools
Office of Human Resources
6099 T.C. Walker Road
Gloucester, Virginia  23061