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Licensure Processing Fees/ Fee Schedule

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Licensure Processing Fees/ Fee Schedule 2019-09-26T16:12:21-07:00

Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.

All fees must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order and be made out to “New Mexico Public Education Department”

Application Fees effective 8/13/19
  • Support Providers $50 cashier’s check or money order (Renewal for support provider $50)
    • Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistant, School Health Assistant, and Native Language/Cultural Certificate
  • Athletic Coach $35 cashier’s check or money order (Renewal for Athletic Coach $35)
  • Initial and Additional Licensure Application $150 cashier’s check or money order
    • Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Support Providers
  • Renewal Licensure Application $120 cashier’s check or money order
    • Teachers [same level] and Instructional Support Providers
      • NOTE: If you are renewing a level 2 or 3 expired license (expired for more than a year), you will be required to pay a $150 fee, cashier’s check or money order
  • Renewal Licensure Application – Administrators $130 cashier’s check or money order
  • Adding Endorsement(s) to a Teaching License $120 cashier’s check or money order

We accept two applications for the price of one. We will accept the higher application fee.


Dossier/ OPAL Fees

Please note that these fee are paid by submitting your money order or cashier’s check to:

NMPED
Professional Licensure Bureau
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM  87501

**Money order or cashier’s check needs to be made payable to NM Public Education Department or NMPED

Teacher Licensure Advancement through Professional Development Dossier (PDD) or Online Portfolio for Alternative Licensure (OPAL)

  • Initial Submission – $320
  • 1 Strand Resubmission – $110
  • 2 Strand Resubmission – $220
  • 3 Strand Resubmission – $320

Criminal Background Check Fee through Cogent

  • Background check through Cogent – $44

All Fees submitted are non-refundable

Don’t forget to sign and date your application and money order

Page last updated September 26, 2019