New Licensing Rules!

Beginning December 26, 2014 the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators will have new rules regarding educator licensing. View this memo for an explanation of the rules impact on Licensing. Rule changes will impact 2015 renewals and several other application types. The Division of Educator Quality is responsible for implementing the new Rules. To prepare to implement the new Rules, all application forms are being temporarily removed from the Vermont Agency of Education website. Applications will be updated to reflect the new Rules and the previously warned changes for submitting license applications. Revised applications will be placed back up on the website the week of January 1, 2015.
The Office will continue processing applications submitted under the current Rules until revised applications are posted. Incomplete applications will be returned to educators unprocessed.


Update! Licensing Memo regarding applications submissions has been updated to reflect new Licensing Rules

The Vermont Agency of Education, Office of Educator Licensing is warning educators of a change in practice related to license application submissions. Effective December 1, 2014, the AOE Licensing Office will process all paper applications and return those deemed incomplete to the applicant.  The $40.00 non-refundable processing fee will be kept by the agency. Re-submissions will require a second $40.00 non-refundable processing fee. Read this memo for more information.

Proposed Federal Regulations for Teacher Preparation Programs

Recently there have been new proposed regulations that were released for the evaluation of teacher preparation programs. The comment period for those that wish to share their perspective and/or concerns is available until February 2, 2015.

Vermont Online Licensing System for Educators

**Please Note** The Online Licensing System is not currently compatable with Google Chrome. Please use an alternate browser to access the system. Educators may register to view their license details, revise personal information, and upload evidence of professional learning. How to register. Accessing an educator's HQT status - MEMO.

Online Access to Educator Credentials

The Licensing Office would like to inform Superintendents and other stakeholders that anyone can visit the Vermont Online Licensing System for Educators and check on an educator’s current credentials. View this memo for instructions.


Before contacting the Licensing Office, please read the following messages.

  • If you have a change in your address, phone number, e-mail, etc., please go to the Vermont Online Licensing System for Educators to REGISTER (How to Register), update and maintain the information in your educator profile. There is no longer a need to send in a change of address form. If you are making a name change, it is CRUCIAL that you add your old name to the “Former Name” field or the computer won’t match our paper file and we will have no way to find it when searching electronically. Once you are registered, you can update your personal information and view or print a copy of your license which has your HQT status on it.

Address: Agency of Education c/o Licensing Department 219 North Main Street Suite 402 Barre, VT 05641

Checks: May be made out to the Agency of Education

The licensing office accepts requests for information via e-mail. The Licensing Office is now accepting electronic transcripts. If you would like to send your transcripts electronically please send them to: Only transcripts sent to this email address will be accepted.

Phone: (802) 479-1700
The main phone number for the Licensing Office is (802) 479-1700. This number is answered by a member of the licensing staff between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FAX: (802) 479-4313
Use this number to FAX copies of licensing related documents to the agency.



Rebecca Plude at or (802) 479-1718

Page Last Updated on December 17, 2014