The WVEA will use this Certification page to alert you of any certification changes which are being made and which will be incorporated into the West Virginia Board of Education's (WVBE) Policy 5202 - Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications.
The primary purpose of licensure is to assure the public that educators, paraprofessionals and others meet established levels of competence to deliver an appropriate and effective education to the state's public school students.
The awarding of a license is the product of various components, e.g., completion of an approved program, completion of professional development and a passing score on a standardized test. The various components of licensure change for a variety of reasons, e.g., in response to an identified need or change in a standardized test. It is the sole responsibility of the professional and paraprofessional to make sure their license is current and valid.
At right, find links to news and updates about National Board Certification, changes that will allow teachers to add additional endorsements through Praxis proficiency and a link to the WVDE Certification webpage.