Peer Review - Alternative Route to Licensure

Vermont offers an "alternate route to licensure" for those who have not completed a traditional educator preparation program at a college or university. Vermont's alternate route is  License by Evaluation or "Peer Review." Every Peer Review candidate completes a portfolio, which  is reviewed by experienced teachers culminating in an interview.

Acceptance into the Peer Review program requires:

  • A candidate must hold a B.A./ B.S./ B.F.A. Official transcripts may be sent to
  • All Praxis Core (or alternate test scores) and Praxis II (if applicable to endorsement sought) successfully passed and scores submitted to Agency of Education.  Please see testing requirements
  • A current resume - please include relevant teaching experience.

Peer Review Clinics

Attending a clinic is a requirement of the portfolio. Clinic attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to submit with their completed portfolios. Candidates may apply to Peer Review prior to attending a clinic. Space is limited.

2020 Clinic Dates

The following clinics will be held at National Life, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier:

  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. This clinic is full
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. This clinic is full
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. This clinic is full
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. This clinic is full

Apply for Licensure

Please be advised that application processing fees are non-refundable.


Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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