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Division of Educator Support and Higher Education

Steve Appleby
Division Director

News Release


The Bureau of 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.

Higher Education Commission

College and University Regulation - (Londergan Hall, Room 107)
Contact: Patti Edes, Program Specialist IV, 603-271-0257,

  • Regulates colleges and universities that have a physical presence in NH. The colleges and universities are private, profit and non-profit.

Career School Licensing - (Londergan Hall)
Contact: Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or

  • Regulates and licenses private, postsecondary career schools, including schools, businesses, and other educational entities that provide education or training that enhances a person’s occupational skills. Examples include, but are not limited to, areas of training listed in the career school directory. Acrobat Reader

Closed School Transcripts - (Londergan Hall, Room 108)
Contact: Patricia Moquin, Program Assistant II, 603-271-0289,

  • Provides transcripts to students who attended NH schools (colleges/universities/career schools) that are no longer in operation.

Financial Aid - ( For information regarding other financial aid, please call Center for College Planning at 1-888-747-2382, Ext. 119)

Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans
Contact: Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or

Veterans Education Services - (Londergan Hall)
Contact: RuthAnn Campbell, Program Assistant II, 603-271-7861, or Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or

  • Regulates/approves programs for eligible veterans and beneficiaries utilizing their GI Bill benefits. Includes approvals of:
    • College and University Programs
    • Career School Programs
    • Flight Training Programs
    • High School Diploma Programs
    • Correspondence School Programs
    • Apprenticeships and On-The-Job Training Programs
    • Medical Residency and Fellowship Programs
    • National Tests for College Credit and Admissions
    • Tests required for Licensing and/or Certification

Complaint Resolution

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711