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Obtaining a Teaching License

In order to be hired as a teacher in Hanover County Public Schools, candidates must hold or be eligible for a Virginia Teaching License in the appropriate teaching area.  The following links are provided to assist individuals with licensure questions regarding how to obtain a Virginia Teaching License. 

Note:  Hanover County Public Schools is fortunate to have numerous applicants for a limited amount of teaching positions, especially in certain grades or subjects.   Therefore, the more preparation a candidate has completed for full licensure (and/or successful field or working experience), the greater their chances of securing a teaching position.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teacher Licensure
Professional Teacher Assessment Requirements for Virginia Licensure
Areas of Endorsement in Virginia
Routes to Licensure in Virginia
Virginia Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
Technical Professional License Requirements (Career and Technical Trades and Vocations)

The TeachVirginia website includes information for individuals who may be exploring a career in education, those who are making the decision to become educators and those who are licensed educators seeking employment in Virginia schools.  The TeachVirginia toll-free number, 888-832-2481 or Teach-V-1 is available to individuals who may have specific questions regarding teacher preparation programs, routes to licensure, and available positions in Virginia school divisions. 

Applications for Virginia Teaching License

   **Teachers who hold an out of state teaching license (full credentials, without deficiencies) are    encouraged to submit an application directly to the Virginia Department of Education.  Other individuals who do not hold such a license must have a job offer and the support of the school district in order to apply for a provisional or technical professional license, as the full license is preferred.

Application for Virginia Teaching License

Information for HCPS Licensed Employees Regarding Maintenance of Teaching License

Employee License and Renewal Procedures
Employee Licensure Renewal Manual


The Hanover County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability or national origin in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Director for Special Education is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination for access to and implementation of programs under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination regarding personnel matters under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To contact Hanover County Public Schools by phone, you may call (804) 365-4500.

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