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Certification/Credentialing


Credentialing Knowledge Base

In our continuing efforts to provide accurate and timely customer service, the Bureau of Credentialing is excited to introduce our new Knowledge Base. All of the information previously linked on our website is located within the Knowledge Base, with improved functionality and search features.

We will continue to add help articles for your most common inquiries. We will also be offering a convenient Help Desk feature to be rolled out early 2020, providing an opportunity to create an account and monitor all your Credentialing inquiries in one place, with quick access to Knowledge Base information.

Links to the following information have been removed from this main website page and can be found in the Knowledge Base:
Resources (inlcuding Critical Shortage List), Previous Important Messages (regarding processing time and application status, e-licenses, and document uploads), Endorsement List, Testing Information and Terminology Transitions

Visit the Credentialing Knowledge Base

 

The NH Department of Education, Credentialing administers established rules to evaluate the applications of candidates for an educator credential. Recommended by the NH Professional Standards Board and approved by the State Board of Education, these rules govern educator credentialing. All professionals employed in NH public schools must possess the appropriate credential for an assignment if required. Credentialing is responsible for the certification and recertification of all educators from Superintendents through paraeducators. We are also responsible for the investigation of educators involved in acts of misconduct.

 

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Code of Conduct
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Renewal of Certificate

The NH State Board of Education may adopt a new fee schedule in the spring of 2020. Please be advised that the fee for educator license renewal is tentatively expected to decrease to $120 after rule adoption from the current fee of $130. The fee for paraeducator license renewal is tentatively expected to decrease to $10 after rule adoption from the current fee of $25. While renewal applications may be submitted after January 1st, 2020, note that any applications submitted prior to the rule adoption will not be issued refunds.

After rule adoption additional communication will be emailed from our office to notify potential renewal applicants.

For educators and paraeducators employed under a NH Professional Development Master Plan: The Superintendent/Head of School may submit recommendations for license renewal after January 1st, 2020. The date the Superintendent/Head of School submits the renewal through EIS (Educator Information System) has no bearing on the fee an applicant is charged. The fee is determined upon date of application.

Apply online with Visa/MasterCard

myNHDOE Educator Information System (EIS)

Assistance with account: EIS.Help@doe.nh.gov
Submit a Name ChangeAcrobat Reader

Online Instructions Available:
Recommended Educator and Paraeducator Renewal

DOE Educator Renewal
Employed as a Superintendent, Not Employed in a NH public school system, Employed in a Non-public or Charter School without a Professional Development Master Plan, or Expired Certification

Apply via mail with check or money order

Recommended Educator and Paraeducator Renewal

DOE Educator Renewal
Employed as a Superintendent, Not Employed in a NH public school system, Employed in a Non-public or Charter School without a Professional Development Master Plan, or Expired Certification

DOE Paraeducator Renewal

 

Applications for New Endorsement and/or Certificate

Apply online with Visa/MasterCard

myNHDOE Educator Information System (EIS)
(Educators and Paraeducators)

Assistance with account: EIS.Help@doe.nh.gov

Submit a Name Change Acrobat Reader

Apply via mail with check or money order

Educator Application Instructions Acrobat Reader
Educator Application Form Acrobat Reader

School Nurse Technical Advisory Acrobat Reader
School Nurse Memo Acrobat Reader
School Nurse Application Acrobat Reader
(not available through EIS)

Paraeducator Application/Instructions

 

Pathways to Certification Alternative Routes to Certification
Alternative 1
Traditional NH Educator Preparation Program

Memo coming soon!
Approved Professional Educator Preparation Programs in New Hampshire

Test Evaluation Request Acrobat Reader
(NH Educator Prep Program enrollees only)

Apply for your License Acrobat Reader
(NH Educator Prep Program completers only)

Alternative 2
Out of State/Foreign
Program or Certificate

Alternative 2 Memo Acrobat Reader

Updated 2/3/2019

Alternative 3A
Portfolio/Oral Board
Alternative 3A Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 3B
National/Regional Certification

Memo coming soon!

For example:
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

ABCTE

NH Allied Health Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists
School Speech-Language Specialist Technical Assistance Advisory

Nationally Certified School Psychologists

Alternative 3C
Transcript Review for Administrative Endorsements


Alternative 3C Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 4
Site-Based Certification for
Critical Shortage Endorsements,
Special Education Endorsements
and
Career and Technical (CTE) Endorsements

 

Alternative 4 Memo Acrobat Reader
NEW

 

Statement of Eligibility to Intern License FlowchartAcrobat Reader

Alternative 5
Site-Based Certification
(excluding Administrative, Special Education and CTE)

Alternative 5 Memo Acrobat Reader

EEC certified Computer Science mentor names are now available by using the Educator Search.

Statement of Eligibility to Intern License FlowchartAcrobat Reader

Alternative 4 and 5 Plan Materials

Alternative 4 or 5 Handbook Acrobat Reader

Alternative 4 or 5 Materials GuideAcrobat Reader

Alternative 4 Plan Materials

Alternative 5 Plan Materials

 

 

Educator Search

(All holders of a currently active NH license)




Contact Us

For questions:

Cert.Info@doe.nh.gov
603-271-2409

To send electronic documents:

Credentialing.Docs@doe.nh.gov
This is a no-reply mailbox for receiving documents only.

As of 11/15/2018, Credentialing will no longer accept the following documents via mail or email: Experience Letters, GED/HiSET, Industry Credentials, National Licenses, Official Transcripts, Out of State Educator Credentials, Professional Licenses, Program Verifications, Reference Letters, Renewal Audit documents, Résumés and Test Score Reports.

Please log into myNHDOE to upload these documents directly into your Educator Information System account.
Document Upload Instructions

Educator Misconduct
Investigator
Richard.Farrell@doe.nh.gov
603-271-8372
Attorney
Diana.Fenton@doe.nh.gov
603-271-3189

 

Stephen Appleby
Bureau of Credentialing
Division Director

Stephen.Appleby@doe.nh.gov

 

 

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