VI Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

U.S. Virgin Islands Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.

To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students completing a bachelor’s degree, a post baccalaureate certification or a Master of Special Education degree must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript.  Students who are pursuing a Master of Teaching degree must have marks of "passed” on their Degree Plan for all teacher preparation assessments to include any program required Praxis exams as well as all state required exams.

For more information on licensure in the Virgin Islands, see the VI Certification Regulations Document.


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 1-801-606-7021 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.

You may apply for a teaching certificate in the U.S. Virgin Islands by following the steps below:

Step 1: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Masters students may request a transcript after completing the teacher preparation portion of their Masters program. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.

Step 2: Download the teaching application here.
You may also call the VI Board of Education office in St. Thomas at 340-774-4546 or the office in St. Croix at 340-772-4144 to request an application form.

Step 3: Obtain local background clearances from each place where you have resided for more than one year.

Step 4: If you are applying for an administrator certificate, include documentation that you have five years of experience as a school teacher or assistant principal. 


Step 5: Email to request a letter of recommendation on university letterhead to include in your application packet.


Step 6: Complete the application form, and compile your application packet:
1. Application form,
2. Official transcripts,
3. Score report verifying passing scores on required Praxis exams,

4. Letter of Recommendation,
5. Proof of U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or other approved work status,
6. Physician's statement of good health,
7. Police records,
8. Proof of teaching experience (if applying for an administrator certificate),
9. Application fee of $25.

Step 7: Send all application materials in one packet to the Board of Education from which you requested the application form:

Virgin Islands Board of Education (St. Thomas)
PO Box 11900

60B, 61 and 62 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, V.I. 00802
Tel: (340) 774-4546 Fax: (340) 774-3384

Virgin Islands Board of Education (St. Croix)
1123 King Street
Christiansted, V.I. 00820
Tel: (340) 772-4144 Fax: (340) 772-2895

Step 8: After receiving your initial US Virgin Islands teacher certification, you will need to complete a course in Virgin Islands history during your first year of employment under the initial certificate.



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