Instructional Support Provider is anyone who provides services for a public school or state institution as an educational assistant, school counselor, school social worker, school nurse, speech-language pathologist, psychologist, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapist, marriage and family therapist, occupational therapy assistant, recreational therapist, signed language interpreter, educational, alcohol and drug abuse counselor, substance abuse associate, and other service providers who are employed to support the instructional program of a school district or charter school.
- $150 fee, cashier’s check or money order
- Initial application
- Official sealed transcripts from all Universities/Colleges attended with degree(s) posted
- Valid certification issued by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually impaired OR Valid certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals
- $120 fee will be valid for a one year grace period (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $150.00 fee would apply.
- Application for NM Continuing Licensure
- Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead)
- Current, valid certification from the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually impaired OR the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals
- The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.
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 – 5 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
- Money order or cashier’s check is not completely filled out or signed. The Professional Licensure Bureau does not accept other forms of payment.
Delay of application:
- Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.