To add a degree to your Virginia Teaching License you must send the following “complete packet” to the PWCS, Certification Office.
- A completed Licensure Request Form
- Official transcripts with degree conferral - Order transcripts from the college, university, or institution and request they be sent to your home address. Official transcripts must contain a stamp or seal for licensure purposes; grade and credits earned must be reflected on the transcript, you may open transcripts to verify degree and credits have been posted; Use caution when ordering transcripts; Internet, eSCRIP-SAFE or third party transcripts such as Transcripts Network or the Parchment Company and will not be accepted by the VDOE. Marked up or highlighted transcripts are also not accepted.
- Fee of $25 (with a cap of $50 for 2 or more requests) made payable to Treasurer of Virginia- use only blue or black ink.
You may also be interested in the Salary Upgrade Process for PWCS teachers. The Salary Upgrade Process is an internal process within PWCS Compensation area whereas adding a degree to your license is a licensure request sent to the Virginia Department of Education on your behalf.