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Department of Education
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State Board of Education


chapter
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 22]
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Chapter Information
Description The present action proposes substantive changes in the requirements for licensure of school personnel. In a concurrent action, the Board of Education proposes to repeal the text of the current regulations (8 VAC 20-21) and promulgate new regulations (8 VAC 20-22). Substantive new requirements are proposed for the following areas: 1) conditions for licensure; 2) types of licenses; 3) designations of career paths to teaching; 4) added endorsements by examination; 5) conditions for licensure by reciprocity; 6) names of a few endorsements and requirements for some teaching areas; 7) endorsement areas by adding the mathematics specialist, school manager, and speech language assistants; and 8) the administration and supervision endorsement.
State Authority Sections ;22.1-298 ;22.1-299 22.1-305.2
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Melissa L. Luchau  / Office of Policy & Communications
Address: Post Office Box 2120
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: Melissa.Luchau@doe.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)225-2924    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend to Comply with House Bill 261 (2016) (National Guard) Fast-Track Secretary of Education review in progress.
Amend to Comply with House Bill 279 (2016) (3 year license for CTE) Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 2/22/2017.
Amend the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel (2016 Legislation) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/25/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Updates to conform to legislative changes from 2015 and 2013 General Assembly session Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/9/2015.
Conform to House Bill 373 and House Bill 758 of the 2014 General Assembly Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/14/2015.
Amend to Conform to Senate Bill 1345, Senate Bill SB 986, and House Bill HB 2028 (2013) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/28/2013.
Comprehensive Revision of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/6/2015.
Amend the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel to Conform to HB1295 and SB679 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/16/2013.
CH 22 and 542: Exempt Action: Local Government and Civics Instruction Requirement for License Renewa Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/2011.
Repeal text of 8 VAC 20-21 and promulgate new regulations (8 VAC 20-22). Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/21/2007.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update to Reflect 2012 & 2013 Legislative Changes including a new Online Teacher License Proposed Stage withdrawn after the Governor's office completed its review.
Amend to Conform to Senate Bill 1345, Senate Bill SB 986, and House Bill HB 2028 (2013) -
Amend to Conform to Senate Bill 1345, Senate Bill SB 986, and House Bill HB 2028 (2013) -
Repeal 8 VAC 20-21and replace with new regulations 8 VAC 20-22 -