VI Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

U.S. Virgin Islands Educational Leadership Certification Requirements


Educational Leadership Certification Available: Assistant Principal

The U.S. Virgin Islands has the following requirements for applicants for certification as an assistant principal:

1. DEGREE:  A master's degree in administration/supervision from an approved institution.
2. PROGRAM: Completion of a planned program of graduate study 

3. SPECIAL EDUCATION (6 credits): Complete a minimum of 6 semester hours in special education.  These courses are not available through WGU's Educational Leadership programs and will need to be taken at another institution.

4. EXPERIENCE: Five years. Certification as a principal requires five years experience as an Assistant Principal.  Certification as an Assistant Principal requires five years as a teacher.

5. LEVEL: Administrators will be certified at the level of their current teaching certificate (elementary or secondary).

6. EXAM REQUIREMENTS: Pass the following two exams:

1. VI Required Exam: SLS 6011: School Leaders License Assessment
   (The SLS 6011 is the computer-based version of the SLS 1011, which was offered as a paper-based exam until September 1, 2011)

2. WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in the Virgin Islands. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

Please see the WGU Praxis Program / Graduation Requirements for more information.

For further details on the U.S. Virgin Islands assistant principal certification requirements, please see page 40 of the V.I. Board of Education's Certification document


Before registering for the SLLA exam, be sure to review WGU's general policies regarding external certification exams. Exam registration is available through the ETS website at  The ETS website will provide you with the test dates available. The minimum required scores for the Virgin Islands can be found by reviewing the VI Praxis Exam Requirements

Praxis exam registration is available through the ETS website at The ETS website will provide you with the test dates available. WGU students in the Virgin Islands must pass the Praxis II 0411 cut score as required by WGU's home-state of UT. The minimum required scores for Utah can be found by reviewing the UT Praxis Exam Requirements.


To ensure that WGU receives ALL of your exam scores and can verify your eligibility for licensure, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-906-5108 or email a scanned copy to  All required exam scores must be on file with WGU at your time of graduation so that the Certification Officer can recommend you for certification.

WGU requires all Educational Leadership students to complete a practicum of at least 150 hours.


Information on applying for certification as an Assistant Principal in the U.S. Virgin Islands can be found in the VI Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Information article in this handbook.



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