How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial licensure in Vermont, all candidates must:
- Earn a baccalaureate degree
- Complete a state-approved educator preparation program at a college or university through a bachelor's, post-baccalaureate or master's degree program OR
- Complete Vermont's alternative licensure (Peer Review) program OR
- Meet the educator requirements under the rules of reciprocity
- Pass The Praxis Series® tests for their certification area
- Submit the appropriate application forms and fees
- If you test in Vermont, your score report will be sent automatically to the Vermont Agency of Education. If you test outside of Vermont, select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
- As of the 2014–15 testing year, ETS discontinued paper-delivered testing. However, Praxis® tests will continue to be available in a paper-delivered format as required for ADA accommodations. All scores for previously administered paper-delivered tests are reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken. Note: the Assessment of Signed Communication – American Sign Language test (0632) will continue to be delivered in its current format.
Who Must Take the Tests?
Please check with your institution of higher education for specific testing requirements.
Refer to Vermont's Educator Testing Requirements for complete criteria for licensure.
- About the Praxis® Tests
- The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Vermont's Alternate Route to Licensure (known as Peer Review)
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs