Traditional Route to Licensure

Eligibility for licensure through the traditional route  is determined by the completion of a state approved educator preparation program at a college or university through a bachelor, post-baccalaureate or master’s degree program and recommendation for licensure from the institution. Vermont currently has educator reciprocity with all states except: New York, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Educators who hold a current license, or have a recommendation for licensure on their transcript, from any of these states; will need to apply for Initial License through Transcript Review

Apply for Initial Licensure


Criminal Record Check

Criminal record checks are completed within the online application. All applicants must complete a fingerprint supported criminal record check.


Email the Licensing Help Line or call (802) 479-1700.  The Licensing Office is staffed Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.

Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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