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Certification / Bureau of Credentialing

Educator Certification Procedures

The NH Department of Education Division of Program Support, Bureau of Credentialing administers the rules that have been established to evaluate the credentials of candidates for an educator license. Recommended by the NH Professional Standards Board and approved by the State Board of Education, these rules govern educator certification and all professionals employed in NH public schools must possess the appropriate certification for their assignment. The Bureau is responsible for the certification and recertification of all educators from Superintendents through teacher aides. The Bureau is responsible for the investigation of educators involved in acts of misconduct.

Online Application
(See brochure for instructions)

Lisa Landenberger, (603) 271-2409

Teacher Certification Brochure Acrobat Reader

Application Form/Instructions for Certification Acrobat Reader

Alternative 3 Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 4 Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 5 Memo Acrobat Reader

Educator Renewal
(Employed in New Hampshire under a school or district master plan)

Lisa Landenberger
(603) 271-2409

Administrators Employed as a Superintendent

Dr. Judith D. Fillion
(603) 271-3855

Educator Renewal for Educators Not Employed under a school or district master plan

Julie Rich
(603) 271-2408

Alternative Routes to Certification Foreign Credential Evaluation Information Sheet
Alternative 4 Plan Materials
(Only for applicants employed in content area)
New Hampshire Educators: Credentialing and Employment Trends Acrobat Reader
Alternative 5 Plan Materials
(Only for applicants employed in content area)
Paraeducator Information
Approved Professional Educator Preparation Programs in New Hampshire Acrobat Reader Professional Development Master Plan
Cancellation/Deferment Options for Teachers
Stafford and Perkins Loans
Professional Educator Preparation Program Approval
Certification Standards for Educational Personnel by Subject Area Professional Standards Board
Code List of Endorsements Acrobat Reader Teacher Testing & Reports of Misconducts & Investigations

Dr. Judith D. Fillion
(603) 271-3855

Credentialing Forms Available Testing Information

Critical Shortage List Acrobat Reader
Superintendent Information Only

List of of Requirements Acrobat Reader

Title II Reports
Educator Information System (EIS)  

Dr. Judith D. Fillion
(603) 271-3855
(603) 271-4196

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