First-time License Applicants
First time applying for a NMPED license? Please first register here:
Applicants new to the Updated Licensure Portal
Register here if you have not created a portal account since April 2020:
Existing users using the Licensure Portal
If you have already registered you may enter the Licensure Portal here:
If you are having any difficulty with the licensure portal, please view:
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Professional Licensure Bureau will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023. We will return to the office on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Thank you.
The window for OPAL/Dossier resubmissions will open April 1, 2023, at 12:01 am, and will remain open until 11:59 pm, May 22, 2023. ***SUBMISSIONS ONLY MEET THE SUBMISSION WINDOW DEADLINE IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL BY THE ABOVE DATES.***
The licensure extension application is available in our licensure portal. The application will be open from April 3, 2023, and will remain open until 11:59 pm, June 30, 2023. You must work with your LEA for their support, as this application will require their narrative section to be completed, and the fee is non-refundable. Please visit our Licensure Extensions page for more information.
The PDD submission period begins July 15, 2022, at 12:01 am, and will remain open until 11:59 pm, March 31, 2023. The OPAL submission deadline is also until 11:59 pm, March 31, 2023. The window for resubmissions will open April 1, 2023, at 12:01 am, and will remain open until 11:59 pm, May 22, 2023. ***SUBMISSIONS ONLY MEET THE SUBMISSION WINDOW DEADLINE IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL BY THE ABOVE DATES.***
Level I Educator Advancement Program: Micro-Credentials
All personnel required to hold NMPED licensure must have an appropriately cleared background submitted with the NMPED ORI # NM920140Z, before entering the virtual and/or in-person. School employment backgrounds may not be submitted in lieu of the required licensure background. For more information and step-by-step guidance please visit the Licensure Background Information subpage or follow this link Licensure Background Information.
Apply, pay and track your digital application status online in the new licensure portal. Paper applications will be returned to the sender. To obtain a copy of your license please login to your portal account to download/save and print.
The following criminal convictions under the New Mexico Criminal Code could constitute grounds for denial of an application for licensure issued by the Public Education Department.
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Licensure Complaints and Investigations Contact:
If you need to file a licensure complaint, please download the following form and follow the directions on the page. Licensure Complaint Form (DOC) OR Formulario de Quejas (DOC)
Parking: Metered parking is in front of the Jerry Apodaca Building and costs 25 cents per 15-minute interval.
Licensure Front Desk Phone: 505-827-5800, Option 1 or 2
Links below may also be accessed on the right sidebar.