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Licensure Bureau 2024-04-12T13:35:24-06:00

First-time License Applicants

First time applying for a NMPED license? Please first register here:

Register for the Licensure Portal

Applicants new to the Updated Licensure Portal

Register here if you have not created a portal account since April 2020:

Register for the Licensure Portal

Existing users using the Licensure Portal

If you have already registered you may enter the Licensure Portal here:

Log in to the Licensure Portal

If you are having any difficulty with the licensure portal, please view the below guides to assist you:

Licensure Portal – Account Creation Guide

Licensure Portal – Sample Registration Guide

Licensure Portal – Create Application Guide

Licensure Portal – How to Download your License Guide

Licensure Portal – How to Update your Name, Contact Information and District-School Affiliation Guide

Licensure Updates

Owing to the volume of dossiers and OPAL submissions that Region IX received prior to, during, and following the deadline of March 29th, we will be extending the resubmission deadline to Friday, May 31, 2024, before/by 11:59 p.m. to provide licensees who have failed their strands more time. **Districts/Charters may have their own deadlines, so please follow-up with them. Thank you.

The Professional Development Dossier (PDD) submission period begins July 15, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open until 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2024.  The OPAL submission deadline is also 11:59 p.m.,  Friday, March 29, 2024. **Please note that the Dossier will no longer be offered after this deadline, so it’s important to have the initial submission in by the deadline. 

Submissions received by October 27, 2023 that successfully pass will receive an effective date of July 1, 2023, on their license(s).

The resubmission window will open at 12:01 a.m. on April 1, 2024, and remain open until 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

***SUBMISSIONS ONLY MEET THE SUBMISSION WINDOW DEADLINE IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL BY THE ABOVE DATES.*** Waiting until the final deadline is highly discouraged and will result in longer wait times for results.

The licensure extension application will be available in our licensure portal from April 1, 2024, until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2024. You must work with your LEA for their support, as this application will require their narrative section to be completed. The fee is non-refundable. Please visit our Licensure Extensions page for more information.

Level I Educator Advancement Program:  Micro-Credentials

Teaching is Changing

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 classroom. School employment backgrounds may not be submitted in place 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 log in to your portal account to download/save and print.



300 Don Gaspar
Room 103
Santa Fe, NM 87501


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


Page last updated April 12, 2024