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® tests for their certification area
- Submit the appropriate application forms and fees
- If you test in Vermont at a testing center or using the Praxis at home solution, and your Praxis profile address is in Vermont, your score report will be sent automatically to the Vermont Agency of Education.
- If you test outside Vermont or your Praxis profile address is not in Vermont, your scores are not automatically sent to the Vermont Agency of Education. To have your scores sent to the Vermont Agency of Education, you must select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) as a score recipient when you register.
- For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) with each additional score report request.
- 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.
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® Tests 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