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Bureau of Credentialing

The New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Credentialing administers established rules to evaluate the applications of candidates for a credential.

Recommended by the NH Professional Standards Board and approved by the State Board of Education, these rules govern PK-12 educational staff credentialing. All professionals employed in New Hampshire public schools must possess the appropriate credential for an assignment if required.

Educator Search

All holders of a currently active NH license.

How to obtain a Credential

Credentialing is responsible for the initial licensure and renewal of all licensed credential holders from Superintendents through paraeducators.

Credential Holder Misconduct

We are also responsible for the investigation of educators involved in acts of misconduct.

Investigations/Code of Conduct Assistance

Richard Farrell, Investigator
[email protected]
(603) 271-8372

Diane Fenton, Attorney
[email protected]
(603) 271-3189


New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3852
(603) 271-2409