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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, April 28, 2023. ***SUBMISSIONS ONLY MEET THE SUBMISSION WINDOW DEADLINE IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL BY THE ABOVE DATES.***
All personnel required to hold NMPED licensure must have an appropriately cleared background submitted for the NMPED code TEACHER LICENSURE 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:
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.