Teacher Licensure

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The Virginia Department of Education is committed to ensuring every classroom has a knowledgeable, engaged, and supported teacher. The Office of Teacher Education and the Office of Licensure and School Leadership work together to ensure high-quality, licensed teachers are available to all students in the Commonwealth.

Below are resources for applicants and current license holders.

Individuals who are employed in a Virginia educational agency should reach out to the appropriate individual in their employing Virginia school division or Virginia accredited nonpublic school for information about submitting a licensure request. 


Contact Us

There are several offices within the Department of Teacher Education and Licensure. If you have questions, please reach out to the appropriate resource below:

  • Licensure: licensure@doe.virginia.gov or we can be reached by phone at 804-786-2302.
    • If you have established a file with our office, please provide your full name and your application number/license number, or date of birth and last four numbers of your social security number, when emailing our office.
    • Inquiries to this email address should be related to licensure only.
  • Technical Support (online application process): rr-licensureapplicationsupport@doe.virginia.gov
    • Inquiries to this email address should be related to online application technical issues only.
  • Teacher Education Programs: teacher.education@doe.virginia.gov
  • Professional Practices (including adverse licensure actions): professional.practices@doe.virginia.gov
  • Transcripts: transcripts@doe.virginia.gov
    • This email address can be shared with an institution of higher education, or third-party vendor, that processes and sends official transcripts.