Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Education
Board
State Board of Education
chapter
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 22]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Updates to conform to legislative changes from 2015 and 2013 General Assembly session
 
General Information
Action Summary The 2015 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 1320 that amended requirements for licensure renewal. Every person seeking renewal of a license shall complete all renewal requirements, including professional development in a manner prescribed by the Board, except that no person seeking renewal of a license shall be required to satisfy any such requirement by completing coursework and earning credit at an institution of higher education. The 2015 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 2137 that amended Section 22.1-298.1 of the Code of Virginia to permit the Board of Education, upon request of the employing school division or educational agency, to issue a provisional license to a teacher seeking an initial license in the Commonwealth who has not attained an industry certification credential in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement to allow time for the teacher to attain such required credential. The 2013 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 2084 and Senate Bill 1175 (identical bills) that established a Teach For America License. These bills became effective July 1, 2013, and have been implemented. The 2013 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 2151 and Senate Bill 1223 that eliminated the Local Eligibility License. These bills became effective July 1, 2013, and have been implemented.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [004450]
Associated Mandates
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7261 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/9/2015.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Patty Pitts  / Assistant Superintendent for Teacher Licensure
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: Patty.Pitts@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)371-2522    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-