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Apply, pay and track your digital application status online in the new licensure portal. Paper applications will be returned to the sender. We are currently processing applications with all requirements met within 15-20 business days. To obtain a copy of your license please login to your portal account to download/save and print.
All personnel required to hold NMPED licensure must have an appropriately cleared background on file with the Department submitted for code TEACHER LICENSURE ORI # NM920140Z before entering the virtual, hybrid and/or in-person classroom. 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.
Extensions and Content Exams:
Alternative/Dossier/1CS Sub-Standard Extensions:
[NEW] All Level One Dossier, Level One Alternative and 1CS licensure extension requests are due on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Each request must be emailed to NMPED by the employing district, charter, or private school at: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us. An email confirmation will be sent as proof of receipt.
If we need more support built out into an individualized plan, our team will reach out to the educator and the employer to identify areas of weakness and request the plan be updated for approval. Our team plans to approve all extensions with NMSA 22-10A-7 and NMAC 220.127.116.11 supporting the requirement to meet full licensure by 2022. All requests for extension received by 6/30/2021 will receive a 7/1/2021 effective date once the individualized plan is approved.
Due to the volume of emails received we kindly ask you to monitor the licensure portal and your email for updates to the license(s).
NMPED has received a very high volume of submissions and requests for updates. Please be assured all dossiers will be read and returned by the end of June. You will receive an email confirmation when your dossier meets or does not meet expectations. Educators needing to resubmit a strand(s) may do so at any time. The dossier portal will be open for new submissions again on July 15, 2021.
The NMPED now offers the PRAXIS exam through ETS (Educational Testing Service) in-person or virtually. For information on Praxis at home tests, please click here. Further details are also available on the PRAXIS website. Explore the Khan Academy® Official Praxis® Core Prep. Build the reading, writing and mathematics skills you need to succeed on the Praxis® Core tests and prepare for the classroom. Get started by creating a free online account today.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS THE NMPED OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Licensure Complaints and Investigations Contact:
***Official transcripts should be emailed directly from your college or university to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to NMPED Professional Licensure Bureau 300 Don Gaspar 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 or 2)
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