• Applications for Licensure
    in West Virginia

    Please follow the appropriate application instructions below (electronic or paper) to begin the application process. A valid email address is required for all applications.

    You can access all forms and instructions at http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms

    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 OEEL 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 OEEL. To submit payment, use a valid credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa) at

    Notes: Submitting a payment by itself does not grant "received" or "pending" status to any application. The correct application must also be received by our office to qualify as "received" or "pending." All processing fees are non-refundable. Payments may only be accepted through the online payment system. Cash is not accepted. For all paper forms requiring signature(s), an original must be received. Electronic forms are signed electronically. No copies/faxes of forms are acceptable.

    IMPORTANT:  For electronic applications or paper applications, you must have an official seal bearing transcript mailed to Karen Whetsell at the Board Office or e-transcripts from the college or university can be sent to kgivenswhetsell@k12.wv.us