TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal


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.