Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the Vermont Agency of Education's Licensing Office will be teleworking for the foreseeable future.
- Please contact the licensing team by email, as our access to voice mail will be limited.
- For inquiries regarding pending 2020 licensing applications, please check the first option in your online menu – “Pending Online Applications”—for the application status.
- For questions regarding application types, please begin with resources on the AOE licensing webpage, including the tutorials, FAQs, and flowcharts found here.
- For pending license applications requiring fingerprinted supported Criminal Record Checks, the Licensing Office WILL NOT enforce the 15 days requirement to upload a fingerprint receipt and will keep such applications open until further notice.
- For educators served by a Local/Regional Standards Board L/RSB) please know that Boards are not required to meet while schools are closed. Educators may continue to submit complete application to their Board. Once school reopens, Boards will start to review the applications.
- For educators not served by a Local or Regional Standards Board, continue to submit renewal, reinstatement, and retired educator applications directly to the Licensing Office.
- More information regarding the 2020 renewal season will be updated when the Agency has more specific information.
2020 Educator License Renewals
Educator License Expiration Dates Extended Due to COVID-19
Due to action taken by the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators, the life of all educator licenses scheduled to expire on June 30, 2020, has been extended to 90 days after the end of the governor’s state of emergency declaration. Currently, that declaration runs through June 15, 2020, meaning that September 15, 2020, is the earliest that licenses will expire. Please note that professional learning must be approved by your Local or Regional Standards Board before submission for renewal. Please reach out to your L/RSB as soon as possible to ensure sufficient opportunity for them to review your professional learning. The licensing team will keep educators updated on expiration dates as we have more certainty. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Halladay at email@example.com.
Email notice was sent January 7, 2020, to all educators whose licenses expire 6/30/2020. At that time, renewal applications were opened for completion. In 2020 there are 5,267 educators renewing their licenses, this number is twice as large as years past. In order to streamline the process and have your renewal approved timely, please do the following: enter and submit your Professional Learning documentation to your Local Standards Board (L/RSB). This step is crucial to the process, your L/RSB needs to approve your PL, before the AOE can review the application. Educators employed in a Vermont school will renew through their Local/Regional Standards Board. Also important is to login to the system: Vermont Online Licensing System for Educators; open your profile and update your employer and e-mail address. Add VT-AOE-Message@vermont.gov to your list of trusted contacts as notification regarding your application will be sent from this address. This email address is not monitored.
License Level I
For educators renewing a three-year Level I license, each endorsement is required to have three credits (or 45 hours) of new professional learning. At least one credit (or 15 hours) of new learning must apply directly to the knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement to be renewed.
The remaining two credits need to fall within the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators.
License Level II
For educators renewing a seven-year Level II license, each endorsement is required to have nine credits (or 135 hours) of new professional learning. At least three credits (or 45 hours) of new learning must apply directly to the knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement to be renewed.
The remaining six credits need to fall within the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators.
For educators renewing a five-year Level II license, each endorsement is required to have six credits or 90 hours of new professional learning. At least two credits (or 30 hours) of new learning must apply directly to the knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement to be renewed.
The remaining four credits need to fall within the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators.
Resources for Renewing Your License
- Renewing via your L/RSB Tutorial
- Renewing via the Agency Tutorial
- Renewing your Level I License via your L/RSB Flowchart
- Renewing your Level II License via your L/RSB Flowchart
- Criminal Record Check Process for Educators Renewing Through L/RSB
- Criminal Record Check Process for Educators Renewing Through the AOE
- Renew your Retired License
- Renew your SLP License
- Help Guide: Upload Professional Learning
- Professional Learning Activities that meet requirements
- Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators
- Knowledge and Performance Standards
- Professional Learning Guidelines for Teachers
- Professional Learning Guidelines for Administrators
- Criminal Record Check Instructions
- Fees for Licensure
- Vermont Relicensing Process: Handbook
- Guidelines: "Official Transcript"
Provisional and Emergency Licenses: Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Provisional and Emergency Licenses: Ronald.Ryan@vermont.gov
Transcript Review: Catherine.email@example.com
Peer Review: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial Licenses: email@example.com
Renewals through a Local or Regional Standards Board, Retired Licenses: Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical assistance or VSBPE: Amy.Scalabrini@vermont.gov
General license renewals or all other inquiries: email@example.com