Superintendent’s Memo #152-16

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

June 23, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2016-2017 Industry Credentials for Teachers Seeking an Initial Virginia License with an Endorsement in Career and Technical Education

The 2016-2017 Industry Credentials for Teachers Seeking an Initial Virginia License with Endorsement(s) in an Area of Career and Technical Education Guidance Document, is available on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site.  This document provides: (1) the teacher-eligible list of approved industry certification examinations; (2) name of the issuing organization; and (3) the specific career and technical education area(s), including the corresponding endorsement codes.  The Web-based list allows users to access contact information and details for each credentialing assessment.

Background Information

The 2015 General Assembly passed House Bill 2137 that amended and re-enacted Section
§ 22.1-298.1 of the Code of Virginia, regarding teachers seeking an initial license with an endorsement in an area of career and technical education, effective July 1, 2015.

The 2015 legislation states, in part, the following:  

Related legislation was first enacted in the 2014 General Assembly as referenced in Superintendent’s Memorandum No.150-14.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Career and Technical Education staff, at or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.