In most of the states, parents can homeschool their children without any qualification. However, the 11 states that require some sort of educational qualification include the following:
North Dakota, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio, Washington, South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and North Carolina
In six of the above mentioned states, namely: North Dakota, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and Washington parents can bypass the qualification requirements.
When doing so, some states would require the parents to homeschool under a school. These states include Virginia, Tennessee and Washington. North Dakota, Ohio and Washington require supervision of homeschooling under a qualified person such as a teacher or someone holding a degree. In Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, the requirements can also by waived at the choice of the superintendents.
As a rule of thumb: Parents who seek to educate their children at home should at least hold a high school diploma. This will ensure that your child’s academic education is adequately satisfied. If the parents do not hold a high school diploma or GED, then homeschooling should be conducted under a trained and qualified teacher.
If the parents meet the minimum qualification required, then the next step would be to learn how to homeschool. If the parents are going to seek help from a certified teacher, then they can learn the technique from the teacher.