Bureau of Credentialing
The New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Credentialing administers established rules to evaluate the applications of candidates for a credential.
As of 1/11/2023, all first-time applicants must complete and pass a criminal history records and DCYF Central Registry check prior to issuance of a credential.
Clearances are also required for School Bus Drivers and Professional Educator Preparation Program (PEPP) candidates. Transportation Monitors are no longer required to complete a NHED Criminal History Record Check Clearance.
This tool can be used to view all active New Hampshire educator licenses.
Obtaining a Credential
Credentialing is responsible for the initial licensure and renewal of all licensed credential holders from Superintendents through paraeducators.
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Applicants: Visit to learn how to become credentialed, apply for a credential, submit required documentation, and/or contact a Credentialing specialist for assistance through our online help desk.
Employers: Visit to obtain information on hiring options, endorsement requirements, Professional Development Master Plans and/or contact a Credentialing specialist for assistance with the Educator Information System (EIS), hiring guidance, and technical questions regarding Credentialing Procedures/Rules/Laws.
Create an account or log in to access your DOE systems, including the Educator Information System (EIS). Remember if you are having any issues logging into your account, please use the Forgot Username/Password wizard located to the right of the login field. If you need further assistance, use the help desk link.
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.
- Chapter Ed 300 Administration of Minimum Standards in Public Schools
- Chapter Ed 500 Certification Standards For Educational Personnel
- Chapter Ed 600 Approval of Professional Educator Preparation Programs
Administrator and Educator Expectations
- Code of Ethics
- Code of Conduct
- Technical Advisory for HB 1240 (felonious sexual assault)
- Guidance for HB 2 (Anti-Discrimination Law - K-12 educational programs - educator discipline)
The New Hampshire Department of Education is responsible for the investigation of credential holders involved in acts of misconduct. For questions about the Code of Ethics/Code of Conduct, or to make a report: Credential Holder Misconduct.
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3852