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Licensing and Certification

Licensure information and services

The Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Licensure unit within the Department of Human Resources works directly with all licensed educators and serves as a liaison to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to provide multiple licensure services. 

The Licensure Unit provides support in the following areas:

  • Employment Screening
  • New Hire Licensing
  • Renewal of 5-year Educator License
  • Adding a degree and/or Endorsement(s) to Educator License
  • Guidance on VDOE Regulations
  • Salary Improvement for ACPS Licensed Educators
  • Student Internships

To learn more about the VDOE licensure requirements and to access VDOE forms, please visit the VDOE’s licensure website.

Details about the licensure process and licensure forms can be accessed by ACPS employees in Canvas. 

If you have questions regarding licensure, please email the Licensure Team at