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Licensure 2022-06-28T10:53:20-06:00

 

 


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:

Licensure Portal – Account Creation Guide

Licensure Portal – Sample Registration Guide

Licensure Portal – Create Application Guide

Licensure Portal – How to Download your License Guide


Licensure Updates

We Need You (To Be a Substitute Teacher)! – New Mexico Public Education Department (state.nm.us) LINK

The PDD submission period begins July 15 at 12:01 am and will remain open until 11:59 pm, May 15 the following year. 

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.

Disqualifying Conditions 

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.

Disqualifying Convictions 

CONTACT INFORMATION

300 Don Gaspar
Room 103
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Email: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us

Licensure Complaints and Investigations Contact:

Office of General Counsel

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


Licensure Menu

Links below may also be accessed on the right sidebar.




Apply/Renew/Reciprocate License


Licensure Processing Fees


Alternative Licensure




Assessment Requirements for Educators


Praxis exams through ETS (Educational Testing Service)


Endorsements




Teacher License Advancement


Dossier and OPAL Submissions


Foreign Credentialing Agencies




Forms for Licensure


Supporting Veterans, Active Military/Spouses


District Superintendents/HR




Licensure Frequently Asked Questions


Licensure Staff


NM Educator Evaluation System




Official Transcripts


NMPED Homepage


License Look-up




Alternative Licensure Extensions


Page last updated June 28, 2022