District Salary Advancement: Yes
You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Virginia teachers with salary advancement.
*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.
State License Renewal: Yes
The following information is from the Virginia Department of Education.
Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Virginia teachers.
Renewing a Teacher License
Individuals who hold a five-year renewable license must complete 180 points for renewal, as well as the statutory requirements for renewal. [For example, individuals whose five-year renewable licenses expire in 2019 must present 180 points for renewal, as well as documentation of meeting the statutory requirements. Such individuals will then receive a ten-year renewable license.] In response to 2018 General Assembly legislation, effective July 1, 2018, the Board of Education issues ten-year renewable licenses. No longer are five-year renewable licenses issued. On January 24, 2019, the Board of Education approved that individuals renewing ten-year licenses will be required to complete 270 professional development points for renewal. All statutory renewal requirements also are required.
College coursework, from a regionally accredited university may be used to meet point requirements. See the website listed below for further information.
Acceptable coursework offers content that provides new information and is offered by a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Courses must be taken for credit, and the license holder must earn a passing grade.
[1 semester hour credit = 30 points. One 3-credit TPAI course = 90 points.]
[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]
For further information, see the Virginia Department of Education.