The Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia.

Teacher Licensure

Teachers in the Diocese of Richmond must be licensed through either the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) or the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA). Applicants are encouraged to seek licensure through the VDOE.

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Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

I have a degree and need to apply for a new license, renew my current license, or transfer my out of state license.

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Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA)

I have a degree and need to apply for an alternative license.

Recertification Points and Professional Development

Teachers are required to participate in ongoing professional development in order to maintain licensure. Find out about professional development opportunities and how to earn recertification points while teaching in our schools. 

Question about an activity? Contact Rosemarie Burrill at 804.622.5117 or [email protected] prior to the activity.

Certificate of Attendance, provided by the diocese, will be distributed to attendees upon completion of the conference or workshop.  No Recertification Activity Request form required.

The local school providing professional development or a workshop for faculty members will create a Certificate of Attendance for attendees to be held in the teacher’s personal recertification portfolio and will be submitted at the time of license renewal.  No Recertification Activity Request form required. 

The Certificate of Attendance must include:

  • Title of Workshop or Professional Development
  • Date
  • Number of Hours
  • Name of Attendee

Points are awarded in the OCS, not on the Certificate of Attendance.

University course work will be documented with official transcripts and submitted at the time of license renewal.  No Recertification Activity Request form required.

External professional development activities include conferences, webinars, outside workshops, classes, etc.  These types of recertification activities will be claimed and submitted on a Recertification Activity Request (RAR) form within 30 days of completion of the activity. RAR forms received beyond the 30-day window will be denied.  The approved RAR forms should be listed on the renewal application. 

  • Virtual Virginia – Variety of opportunities including webinars, courses, certifications, etc.