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PluggedIn Virginia Education Paraprofessional Program

Looking for Career Direction?

PRACEP is currently taking applications for our 2019-20 Education Paraprofessional Co-hort.

Get "Plugged In" to a career as a Education Paraprofessional, commonly know as a teacher's Aide.

​If you need your GED, and have an interest in the education field, ​this may be the program for you. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and interested candidates should contact the PRACEP office before October 30, 2019 ( for information and registration. The admission procedure includes official registration with PRACEP, an assessment to determine eligibility, and an interview.

Starting in November, 2019, PRACEP will offer a 6-month intensive program. Participants receive:  

  • ​​​Their GED® (if not a high school graduate)
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Microsoft Office Certificate
  • Job Skills Coaching 
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Official Industry-Recognized Paraprofessional Certification

This program meets several evenings per week, plus occasional Saturdays. Attendance is mandatory.  

Successful candidates may find employment in a school system or similar venue as a teacher's aide. Paraprofessionals enjoy job security and good benefits.

This program is offered free of charge to qualified participants (including all books and test certification fees). It is funded with a PluggedInVA grant through the Commonwealth of Virginia (funded in large part by the Virginia Lottery).

If interested, please contact the PRACEP office at
540-718-8243, or 540-718-8230.

For downloadable flyer, click on link below.



PluggedIn Paraprofessional Program

To share information about PRACEP's 2019-20 Parapro class please download the program flyer below. 

PIVA PARA 2019-20 FLYER (pdf)