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.
- 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
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.
- Credentialing Knowledge Base/Help Desk - Visit to learn how to become credentialed, apply, submit documentation, and obtain technical assistance.
- myNHDOE - Credentialing Application
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
Diane Fenton, Attorney
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3852