Instructional Licensure

Applying, renewing, changing a licensure endorsement, or requesting an additional salary request can be done through our Instructional Licensure office.

The Office of Licensure is designed to help new instructional employees secure everything that is needed to acquire an instructional license in Virginia while also helping current employees with the recertification process. Additionally, the Office of Licensure helps currently licensed employees with additional salary requests.

Licensed positions include teachers; librarians; principals; assistant principals; counselors; psychologists; social workers; occupational, physical, music, and art therapists; and school-based technology specialists.

Please familiarize yourself with and adhere to these Important FCPS Instructional Licensure Deadlines.

Virginia Licensure

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) contains a public license database (searchable by name) of all individuals who hold an active teaching and an educator license in the state of Virginia. To learn more about the state of Virginia requirements regarding teaching and educator license, please visit VDOE's licensure site.

Additional Salary Requests

FCPS offers the opportunity for additional salary to newly hired and current teacher-scale employees. Employees who meet one of the following five available salary credit adjustments listed below may submit a salary request application.

Office of Instructional Licensure

Gatehouse Administration Center
8115 Gatehouse Road, suite 1100
Falls Church, VA 22042

Obtaining Your Virginia Instructional Licensure

If you hold an out of state license or have completed a teacher certification program, initiate your initial Virginia licensure application process directly with VDOE.
Obtaining Your Virginia Instructional Licensure

Learn About Becoming a Teacher in Virginia

This is for individuals interested in Virginia licensure who do not hold a current out of state license or who have not completed a teacher certification program.
Learn About Becoming a Teacher in Virginia

Employees, Applicants, Retirees, and Non-FCPS Employees

Submit your questions, concerns, or upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.