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Apply Online Through the Teacher Certification Information System

Verifying Certification

As of May 15, 2015, paper certificates are no longer issued.
All information about certificates is now available online including certificate name, certificate ID number, date of issuance, and expiration date if applicable. Instructions to view this information can be found at http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/tcis/instructions.pdf.

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URGENT UPDATE:
Our Teacher Certification Information System will be updated shortly to include upgrades to financial accounting of certificate payments and the creation of an online Oath of Allegiance.  These upgrades are essential to meeting state auditing requirements. They will improve processing times and provide for more accurate documentation of your certification fees.  As the Oath of Allegiance is required to be updated if a certificate is not issued within six months of the original application date, from the effective date of this upgrade  ALL APPLICATIONS WILL EXPIRE SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ORIGINAL  APPLICATION DATE.   If your application expires, you may then reapply for the same or additional certificates and the monies left on file may be used as a credit (unless application was made June 30, 2016 and prior) for the new certificates. Fees are nonrefundable pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5.6. (February 27, 2017)

For improved customer service, our certification and Provisional Teacher Process phone lines are now open at 7:45 a.m.

New certification regulations in effect immediately

The summer 2016 Regional Certification Workshop Presentation for district and county staff may be viewed here.

Effective July 7, 2014, regulations regarding GPA requirements, flexibility rules, and basic skills tests changed. For a summary, click here.

Chapter 9 new regulations FAQ, click here.

For Guidance on Highly Qualified Teachers please click here.

For upcoming changes in 2017-2018  for candidates obtaining CE's a and the CE preparation programs click here.

Transcript Evaluations:

  • Our office provides transcript evaluations to determine if your coursework meets certification requirements for a $70.00 evaluation fee.
  • Please click here for the procedures to obtain a transcript evaluation.

Office of Certification & Induction | P.O. Box 500 | Trenton, NJ 08625-0500