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Certification/Credentialing


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.

Applications for New Endorsement and/or Certificate

Apply online with Visa/MasterCard

myNHDOE Educator Information System (EIS)

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

Submit a Name Change Acrobat Reader

Apply via mail with check or money order

Educator Application Form/Instructions Acrobat Reader

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

Paraeducator Application/Instructions

Endorsement List Acrobat Reader
(including CTE Specialty areas)
New - Middle Level Science (5-8) has been renamed Science (5-8)


 
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

Alternative 2
Out of State/Foreign
Program or Certificate

Alternative 2 Memo Acrobat Reader

Information on Reciprocity Acrobat Reader

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

Alternative 3C
Transcript Review for Administrative Endorsements
Memo coming soon!
Alternative 4
Site-Based Certification for
Critical Shortage Endorsements,
Special Education Endorsements
and
Career and Technical (CTE) Endorsements

 

Alternative 4 Memo Acrobat Reader
2017-2018

 

Statement of Eligibility to Intern License FlowchartAcrobat Reader

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


Alternative 5 Memo
Acrobat Reader

Statement of Eligibility to Intern License FlowchartAcrobat Reader

Alternative 4 and 5 Plan Materials

Alternative 4 Plan Materials

Alternative 5 Plan Materials

Alternative 4 or 5 Handbook Acrobat Reader

NH Alternative 4 and 5 Certification Requirements Process PowerPoint
PowerPoint that will walk you through the Alt 4 and Alt 5 process. You will find it very helpful whether you are a teacher, administrator or just interested in learning more.

Testing
(required for all pathways)

General Testing Memo Acrobat Reader

Praxis Testing (ETS) registration

Foundations of Reading Memo Acrobat Reader

Foundations of Reading (Pearson) registration


Renewal of Certificate

Apply online with Visa/MasterCard

myNHDOE Educator Information System (EIS)

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

Apply via mail with check or money order

Recommended Educator and Paraeducator Renewal

DOE Educator Renewal

DOE Paraeducator Renewal


Resources
Critical Shortage List Acrobat Reader
2017-2018
as of 12/13/2017
New Hampshire Educators: Credentialing and Employment Trends (2006) Acrobat Reader
Educator Search
(All holders of a currently active NH certification)
Professional Development Master Plan
Fee Schedule Acrobat Reader Schools in New Hampshire
Forms Teacher Loan Forgiveness/Cancellation
Foreign Credential Evaluation Information Sheet Acrobat Reader Title II Reports

Contact Us

For questions:

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

To send documents or electronic transcripts:

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

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

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