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Required Tests for Certification


Required Tests

All candidates for initial New Hampshire certification under Alternative 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 must demonstrate competence in the basic skills of reading, mathematics and writing by passing Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test. Any educator whose credentials expire after August 30, 1998 will be required to pass the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (Ed 513.01).

Effective July 1, 1999, all candidates for initial New Hampshire certification under Alternative 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 must demonstrate competence in the basic skills of reading, mathematics and writing by passing Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (Ed 513.01) and Praxis II, content assessments in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, English/Language Arts, General Science, Middle School Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, Secondary Mathematics, and Social Studies, if applicable.

Please contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) at 1-800-772-9476 or (609) 771-7395 for information about test scheduling. Up-to-date information is available on their Web site at www.ets.org. The Prometric Testing Center in Portsmouth, NH (603) 433-6800 is the site for Praxis I Computer Based Testing.

Test scores must be sent by ETS to the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Program Support, Bureau of Credentialing, 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 (NH Code is 7660).

The NH Department of Education will also accept test mandated by other State Department's of Education that are comparable to Praxis I and II; or acceptable scores such as but not limited to the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification is also accepted in lieu of the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test and Praxis II Subject Assessment.

Recertification Information

All employed certified educators with the exception of superintendents must renew their credentials through their district or school administrative unit staff development committee and submit renewal form and fee to the Bureau of Credentialing (Lisa Landenberger).

Superintendents must file their professional development plans directly with the Bureau of Credentialing.

All non-employed certified educators must renew their credentials directly with the Bureau of Credentialing.

Chapter Ed 500 - Certification Standards for Educational Personnel

Any additional questions can be answered by contacting the Bureau of Credentialing at (603) 271-2408 or (603) 271-2409 (Fax (603) 271-4134).

Requests for applications should be directed to (603) 271-2407.


New Hampshire Department of Education
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