RD240 - Triennial Report on House Bill 279 of the 2016 Virginia General Assembly – June 20, 2019
The 2016 Virginia General Assembly approved House Bill 279, providing for a three-year career and technical education license. The 2018 General Assembly approved House Bill 1125 that amended the original legislation.
Both bills require that the Virginia Board of Education report, at least triennially, on the issuance of three-year career and technical education licenses.
No requests have been received by the Virginia Department of Education for the three-year career and technical education license, and no licenses have been issued. Other alternate routes to licensure set forth in the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel are available to individuals seeking a license in a career and technical education area. The requirements for the three-year career and technical education license do not allow the license holder to be eligible for continuing contract status while teaching under such license; other license types do not have this restriction. Also, the 2016 legislation required that individuals must meet qualifying scores on the communication and literacy professional teacher's assessment prescribed by the Board; this assessment was and is not required for those individuals seeking a provisional license through an alternate route to a technical professional license. The 2018 legislation did amend this requirement.