A School Health Assistant license authorizes a trained individual assists the public education department licensed school registered nurse with the implementation of the school health program, by providing delegated nursing services in the health room, including health screening, assisting with the administration of medications, basic first aid procedures, maintenance of student health records, and maintenance of a clean and orderly health room. The school health assistant may also perform nursing tasks as appropriately delegated by the public education department licensed registered nurse for the care of individual students with special needs, including diapering, range of motion exercises, and feeding assistance.
- $50 (non-refundable) fee; and
- Initial Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
- High school diploma or equivalency
- Eighteen years of age
- Copy of a valid certification in CPR; and
- Copy of a valid certification in First Aid; and
- Copy of certificate in NM Department of Health and Public Education Department training for school health assistants; and
- Superintendent’s Verification Form (must be on school district letterhead); and
- Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.
Note: A 1 year temporary license can be issued when the applicant is lacking the NM Department of Health and Public Education Department training for school health assistants. Once the training is complete, the document can be submitted (within 1 year of application date) for the level 1 license without paying additional application fees.
- $50 (non-refundable) fee; and
- Renewal Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
- Superintendent‘s Recommendation for support provider form. (Must be on School District Letterhead); and
- A copy of a current valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid certified.
- Note: A School Health can renew after completing 160 days as an instructional service provider.
- A School Health Assistant can only advance up to Level 2 (Level 3 does not exist).
- If your level 1 support provider license has expired, you will need to apply for an initial level 1 license.
- If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.
2020-2021 DOH Health Assistant Training dates as follows:
- April 1 – 2, 2020
- April 8 – 9, 2020 **classes have filled up
Please check back for updates as there may be more training dates becoming available. School Health Assistant Training
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.
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 eScrips 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.