Virginia License Renewal Information: Virginia History or State and Local Government

VDOE LogoAny individual licensed and endorsed to teach middle school civics or economics or high school government or history who is seeking renewal of such license is required to demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history or state and local government by completing a module or professional development course specifically related to Virginia history or state and local government that has a value of five professional development points. This requirement applies for purposes of the individual’s next or initial renewal occurring after July 1, 2014. Successful completion of the Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module will satisfy this renewal requirement. Please print and submit the module certificate to Beth Churms, Licensure Specialist.

Virginia endorsements that will require the license holder to complete this training include:

  • History
  • History & Social Sciences
  • Social Studies—Without History
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Middle School Education 6-8: History/Social Science

Note: If you currently are teaching history, civics or economics in middle school grades 6, 7 or 8 with an elementary endorsement, you will need to complete this training and submit the module certificate.