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.
SUBMITTING SCORES TO WGU
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 340-774-0100 or the office in St. Croix at 340-772-3848 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: 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. Proof of U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or other approved work status,
5. Physician's statement of good health,
6. Police records,
7. Proof of teaching experience (if applying for an administrator certificate),
8. Application fee of $25.
Step 6: 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)
1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, V.I. 00802
Attn: Director of Human Resources
Tel: (340) 774-2915 Fax: (340) 774-2915
Virgin Islands Board of Education (St. Croix)
#2133 Hospital Street
Christiansted, V.I. 00820
Attn: Director of Human Resources
Tel: (340) 772-3848 Fax: (340)773-5844
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.
Article Number : 20256, 1441