Bureau of Credentialing

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

Criminal History Record Check Clearance

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.

Educator Search

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.

Credentialing Knowledge Base/Help Desk

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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.

myNHDOE - Credentialing Application

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.

Administrative Rules

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.

Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Rules

Administrator and Educator Expectations

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.

Revoked and Suspended Educators


To contact the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Bureau of Credentialing, please utilize their online Credentialing Knowledge Base/Help Desk.
If you are unfamiliar with using the online help desk, please review the step-by-step instructional guide. Please note, when using this guide with the above help desk link, you can skip to step three. 

Professional Educator Preparation Programs

New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Credentialing
25 Hall Street, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03301-3852
(603) 271-2409