Personnel & Human Resources Department
Director of Personnel & Human Resources
304 636-9150 Ext. 104
Secretary III- Human Resources
Personnel Questions & Information
Please visit the Employee Resources page or feel free to contact our department.
Certification Questions & Information
Questions and Answers
1) When does my license expire?
Answer: Check your license for an effective expiration date.
Certificates are no longer printed and mailed to applicants. Certificates may be obtained and you may review the status of approved certificates/licensure at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certcheck/
2) I have a Bachelor's Degree but have 18 graduate hours. Why am I not being paid for the additional hours?
Answer: You have to apply for additional hours from WVDE - certification office, i.e., BA+15, MA, MA+15, MA+30, and MA+45. Download a form 12 from the WVDE website and bring the completed form to Denise Fletcher. You must also order an official transcript and have it sent directly to the county office Attn: Denise Fletcher.
3) How do I get an additional endorsement?
Answer: Download a form 8 from the WVDE website and bring the completed form to Denise Fletcher. You must also order an official transcript and have it sent directly to the county office Attn: Denise Fletcher. NOTE: If you are adding an endorsement by passing a praxis only, please use Form 8C and attach your praxis scores.
Information concerning certification/licensure requirements is located in WVBE Policy 5202.
All certification forms can be downloaded from the WVDE website at http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/
Reminder: Some Forms are now electronic applications on the WVDE Website.
Electronic Application Instructions: If the application is available electronically, access the online certification portal at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certportal/. You will be asked to register with the certification portal website. As part of the registration process, you will be prompted to either use an existing webtop account if you have been employed in the West Virginia school system or register to create a webtop login. Once you have completed the registration process and obtained a webtop account, you may submit an electronic application. When the application is ready for payment, you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions for online payment. Applications will not be processed by the Office of Certification, Licensure and Professional Preparation until the online payment has been processed. Applicants may follow and review the status of their application via the certification portal.
Paper Application Instructions (only for those not available electronically): Print the paper application and complete all information fields. If employment within the West Virginia educational system is required for licensure, please verify with your employer that the application has been completed correctly before submitting an online payment . Payment for paper applications should be completed online prior to submitting an application to Office of Certification, Licensure and Professional Preparation. To submit payment, use a valid credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa) at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/. Acquire required signatures and upon completion submit the application with supportive documentation (ex. official transcripts, etc.) to the following address: