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Educational Diagnostician (Pre K-12)

Educational Diagnostician (Pre K-12) 2020-05-15T12:37:04-06:00

Licensure Code 900

All persons who perform services in educational diagnosis in public schools or in those special state-supported schools within state agencies, must hold a valid, educational diagnosis licensure issued by the PED.

Initial License

  • $150 fee; and
  • Initial application; and
  • Official sealed transcripts from all Universities/Colleges attended with degree(s) posted; and
  • 30 graduate hours in Educational Diagnosis or School Psychology Program including:
    • 300-hour internship if the applicant began a program in educational diagnosis after July 1, 2006 or
    • 240-hour internship if the applicant began a program in educational diagnosis prior to July 1, 2006;
  • Hold a valid NM teaching license, counseling license, or a licensure in an ancillary area; or
  • Verification of 3 years experience in one or a combination of the following areas:
    • Work in community-based programs serving developmentally disabled children/adults
    • Mental healthrelated to educational diagnosis
    • Clinical practice related to an educational diagnosis
    • Vocational evaluation; teaching;
  • Pass Content Knowledge Assessment in Educational Diagnostician (NMTA);

or beginning January 1, 2020

  • Pass Content Knowledge Assessment in School Psychologist (PRAXIS); or
  • Copy of national certification from National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) or from the Council for Educational Diagnostician Services (CEDS)

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Renewal License

  • $120 fee will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 or 3 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $150.00 would apply; and
  • Application for NM Continuing Licensure; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead); and
  • Completion of 1200 hours of supervised experience as an educational diagnostician (i.e., minimum of 400 internship hours and 800 post internship supervised hours in a school-related setting).

Renewal of Licensure Level

Level 1 → 5 year license, advancement to a level 2 can be done after 3 years of licensure at a level 1

Level 2 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 3 can be done after 3 years of license at a level 2

Level 3 → 9 year license

Your application will be returned if:

  • The application is not completely filled out, lacking a signature/date

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background.

NM PED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email. Please check your spam/junk folder.

NM PED Licensure Transcripts Information

  •  Official Transcripts: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 OR E-scripts can be sent by the university(s) to the attention of NMPED at the following email address
  • Official Foreign Transcripts Evaluations: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 (we only accept mailed foreign transcripts evaluation).
    • All foreign transcripts need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed. Click Here for a list of evaluators who are members of the Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services (NCAES). The Public Education Department does not require nor recommend NACES listed service members be used. There is no “official” organization or regulatory body for foreign credential interpretation or evaluation methodology in the US. It is based on commonly-developed and agreed standards of good practice.

All fees submitted are non-refundable


Page last updated May 15, 2020