Letter of Agreement – WCACP:

Please read the following statements carefully:

  • I understand my application for WCACP will remain active for 6 months (from the application submission date). If I have not been accepted to WCACP by the end of the six month period, I will need to reapply and submit updated paperwork to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Once accepted to WCACP, I will have six weeks to process my curriculum access fee payment to start the online program. After six weeks, I must reapply and submit updated paperwork to be considered for admission to the program.
  • I certify that all statements made in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false statements or omissions made on my application are grounds for dismissal from the program.
  • I understand that I will be subject to a criminal background check prior to employment as an educator in the classroom. This applies to a teaching internship, clinical teaching assignment, or in-class observations completed in a school.
  • I understand that my conferred Bachelor’s degree must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning or permissible national accrediting agency. This is a requirement to become a certified teacher in the state of Texas.
  • I herby authorize any former employers and persons writing reference letters to answer any questions that may be asked by WCACP.
  • I understand that all official transcripts from universities/colleges attended must be reviewed by Program Directors before entry into the program can be confirmed.
  • I understand that if my name changes during the course of the program, a scanned copy of my updated driver’s license confirming the name change should be emailed to your assigned program specialist.
  • I agree to complete all online training modules and assessments on my own, without the assistance of other individuals
  • If my application for WCACP is denied by the Application Review Committee, I will be required to re-apply to be considered for program acceptance. If I decide to re-apply to WCACP, no guarantees are made of acceptance to the program.
  • Verification of my reference forms received is completed by program staff on an occasional basis. If any of my four reference forms submitted to WCACP are found to be fraudulent, my acceptance to the program will be denied.
  • Technology Fee - The program is now responsible to collect a $35 technology fee per candidate who are admitted on or after 3/15/17. The technology fee collected is paid to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) so the state can upgrade their website/database.

    Candidates who are admitted on or after 3/15/2017 will be required to pay the program the new $35 Technology Fee. TAC 229.9 in state law code

Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation

(1) pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator; and

(2) pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching.

Potential impact of criminal convictions on becoming certified: (19 TAC 249.15)


Rules regarding specific criminal offenses: (19 TAC 249.16)


How a criminal history may impact my eligibility for the classroom and how to check with the state to see if a problem exists that would prevent certification: