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.

To register for a Peer Review Clinic, send an email with the date and time you would like attend to Listing first and second choices helps ensure that you get into at least one session you can attend. Space is limited. You will receive a confirmation email when you have been registered for a clinic.

2019 Clinic Dates

The following clinics will be held at Barre City Place, 219 North Main Street in Barre:

  • Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
    • 4:00-6:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
    • 4:00-6:00PM

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


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Secretary Daniel M. French
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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