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Licensure 2019-09-11T16:22:51-07:00

The Dossier and OPAL System is now open.  Click HERE for next steps.

***We are currently in our highest volume time of year and will try our best to return emails and phone calls within 72 hours. Please be aware that on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12 :00 pm we will not be answering our phones.  We thank you for your patience during this time.

If you are calling or writing to check on the status of your application, we are currently processing applications within 2 to 3 business days***

Licensure building

Welcome to the New Mexico Professional Licensure Bureau

Physical Address

120 S. Federal Place
Room 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501

*For walk-in submittal of applications or appointments for consults, please come to our physical address. Please bring a valid government issued ID, passport, or military ID for entrance into the Federal building.

The Professional Licensure Bureau provides information and assistance to educators, school districts, and the general public regarding teacher, administrator, support provider, and instructional support provider certification.

If you need to file a licensure complaint, please download the form below, and follow the directions on the page.

Licensure Complaint Form (DOC)


Metered parking is in front of the Joseph M. Montoya Building and costs 25 cents per 15-minute interval. The parking meters accept quarters, dimes, and nickels. Public garage parking is available in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center Municipal Garage located directly across the street on S Federal Pl. Rates for the garage are $1 for the first hour, $2 for the second hour and each hour after, $12 maximum.

Mailing Address

New Mexico
Public Education Department
Attn: Licensure
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

*Please mail applications and any documents for your professional licensure to our mailing address.

Licensure Front Desk

Phone: 505-827-1436

Fax: 505-827-1449

For inquiries regarding license complaints and investigations, please contact the Office of General Counsel: 505-827-6641

Page last updated September 11, 2019