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Recreational Therapist (Pre K-12)

Recreational Therapist (Pre K-12) 2021-08-23T10:42:31-06:00

“Instructional support providers” formerly referred to as related service or ancillary providers, shall mean 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.

Initial License

  • $150 (non-refundable) fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Official sealed transcripts from all Universities/Colleges attended with degree(s) posted; and
  • Copy of valid Recreational Therapist license issued by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC); and
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Recreational Therapist NMAC Code

Renewal License

  • $120 (non-refundable) fee, cashier’s check or money order 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
  • Renewal Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Superintendent ‘s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead); and
  • Copy Valid Recreational Therapist license issued by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) .
    • Note: The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.
    • If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Renewal of Licensure Level

Level 1 → 3 year license

Level 2 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 2 can be obtained after 3 full school years of licensure on a level 1 license

Level 3 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 3 can be obtained after 3 full school years of licensure on a level 2 license

Instructional Support Provider Superintendent Recommendation Form

Recreational Therapist NMAC Code

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 for Teacher Licensure. School Employment backgrounds will not be accepted.

NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

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


NMPED Licensure Transcripts Information

 

All fees submitted are non-refundable

 

Page last updated August 23, 2021