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Teacher Certification Information

Initial Teacher Certification

If you have never been certified to teach in the state of West Virginia, you will need to apply for initial teacher certification through the West Virginia Department of Education. 

Please download and complete the initial teacher certification information and application packet below:
Download Initial Teacher Certification Packet

Please return all completed required materials in the packet to 710 Allen Hall (Evansdale Campus) or mail to the following address:  

Teacher Certification
West Virginia University
710 Allen Hall   P.O. Box 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506-6122

Important Announcement:

DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE PPST. West Virginia no longer accepts PPST scores.
Helpful links for those pursuing teacher certification. 
For answers to frequently asked questions concerning renewing your teacher certification, please view our Renewing Certification FAQ's page.