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.

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.

Step 3: Email to request a letter of recommendation on university letterhead to include in your application packet.


Step 4: Complete the application form, and compile your application packet.  This packet includes:

  • Completed professional employment application marked as “NEW APPLICANT’
  • Completed transcript(s) for ALL colleges and universities attended. Transcripts should be sent directly from the college/university to the US Virgin Islands Department of Education.
  • Three professional references from a person who has supervised your work or is familiar with your work.
  • Passing Praxis I or Praxis II scores. 
  • Police background check. You must request the background check from your local law enforcement agency, and submit it or have them submit it to the US Virgin Islands Department of Education.
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Physician statement of good health
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Copy of a valid Picture I.D.
  • Proof of full-time teaching experience, if applicable.  (If you are applying for an administrator certificate, include documentation that you have five years of experience as a school teacher or assistant principal.)
  • Psychological Evaluation

Step 5: 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


Please Note:  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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