The WCEA and 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 WVDE currently requires that all certification fees be paid online by credit/debit card. You can do that at the WVDE Certification webpage linked below. Any specific questions related to certification/licensure/renewal for Webster County teachers need to be directed to Brenda Knight at the central office. The phone number is: 304-847-5638.

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.

Below you will 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.

WVBE Policy 5202 – Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel
Praxis Endorsements
National Board Certification
WVDE Certification Webpage

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