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Certification / Bureau of Credentialing

Educator Certification Procedures

The NH Department of Education Division of Program Support, Bureau of Credentialing administers the rules that have been established to evaluate the credentials of candidates for an educator license. Recommended by the NH Professional Standards Board and approved by the State Board of Education, these rules govern educator certification and all professionals employed in NH public schools must possess the appropriate certification for their assignment. The Bureau is responsible for the certification and recertification of all educators from Superintendents through teacher aides. The Bureau is responsible for the investigation of educators involved in acts of misconduct.

For general questions, phone or email:

To send documents or electronic transcripts:
(this is a no-reply mailbox for receiving documents)

Online Application
(See brochure for instructions)

Teacher Certification Brochure Acrobat Reader


Application Form/Instructions for Certification Acrobat Reader

Alternative 2 Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 3A Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 4 Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 5 Memo Acrobat Reader

Alternative 4 or 5 Handbook Acrobat Reader

Educator Renewal for Educators Not Employed under a school or district master plan

Julie Rich
(603) 271-0052

Alternative Routes to Certification

Educator Search
(All holders of a currently active NH certification)

Alternative 4 Plan Materials
(Only for applicants employed in content area)

Fee Schedule Acrobat Reader

Alternative 5 Plan Materials
(Only for applicants employed in content area)
Foreign Credential Evaluation Information Sheet Acrobat Reader
Approved Professional Educator Preparation Programs in New Hampshire Acrobat Reader New Hampshire Educators: Credentialing and Employment Trends Acrobat Reader
Cancellation/Deferment Options for Teachers
Stafford and Perkins Loans
Paraeducator Information
Certification Standards for Educational Personnel by Subject Area Professional Development Master Plan
Code List of Endorsements Acrobat Reader Professional Educator Preparation Programs
Credentialing Forms Available

Professional Standards Board

Critical Shortage List Acrobat Reader

List of of Requirements Acrobat Reader

Teacher Testing & Reports of Misconducts & Investigations

Director of Program Support
Scott J. Mantie, Ph.D.
(603) 271-3844

Educator Information System (EIS)

Testing Information

Educator Testing Information Sheet Acrobat Reader

Educational Testing Service, Praxis Series for NH:

Pearson Foundations of Reading Testing Information Sheet Acrobat Reader

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:

Educator Renewal
(Employed in New Hampshire under a school or district master plan)

Lisa Landenberger
(603) 271-0072

Title II Reports

Scott J. Mantie, Ph.D.
Division Director
(603) 271-3844

Ginny Clifford
(603) 271-4196

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