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Certification & Induction

I am applying through Certificate of Eligibility Educator Preparation Program

Step 1. Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements

Locate the certificate you want to apply for.

Certificate type: CE

The certificate of eligibility is a credential with lifetime validity issued to an individual who has not completed a teacher preparation program.

Subject Matter Preparation

Each certificate has different subject matter preparation requirements. Please follow the link below to see requirements. http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/education/license/endorsement.pl?string=999&maxhits=1000&field=2

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Step 2. Praxis Test

Praxis Test

Take any applicable Praxis II: Subject Assessment/Specialty Area test(s). Test registration procedures, registration form and other information are available through the Praxis Web site at www.ets.org/praxis or the School Leadership Series Web site at www.ets.org/sls. Online registration is also available.

Basic Skills Test
 All candidates must pass a Commissioner-approved test of basic skills, or score in the top one-third percentile on the SAT, ACT, or GRE for the year the test was taken. The top one-third percentile score for each test, for each year the data is available, is posted to the Department's website at:
http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/rpr/
preparation/BasicSkillsExemptionCutScores.pdf

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Step 3. Physiology and Hygiene Test

Physiology and Hygiene Test

This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training; OR by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university transcript; OR by completing a 35-question true/false test administered in the county office of education. Please go to http://www.nj.gov/education/counties/ in order to contact a county office of education.

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Step 4. Apply Online

Apply Online

Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at https://www20.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED//login.jsp.

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Step 5. Applicant Checklist

Applicant Checklist

After applying online, please submit ALL necessary documentation together IN A SINGLE PACKET to the NJ DOE in order to complete your application. Please submit the following documents: official sealed transcripts, and copy of test scores.

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.
http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/education/license/endorsement.pl?string=999&maxhits=1000&field=2

Please click the link below to apply online.
https://www20.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED//login.jsp