Certification & Induction

I have completed my education in a foreign country

Step 1. Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements

Locate the certificate you want to apply for.

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Step 2. Certificate Types

Step 2. Certificate Types:

There are three different types of certificates to choose from: CE, CEAS, and Standard.

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. Please submit the out-of-state Alternate Route Program form.

Certficate Type: CEAS

The certifificate of eligibility with advanced standing is a credential issued to an individual who has completed a teacher preparation program. The CEAS is issued to an individual who does not hold a NJ standard certificate or has not completed one year of full-time teaching under a valid out-of-state instructional certificate.

Certficate Type: Standard

This is a permanent certificate issued to an individual who has met all requirements for state certification. This certificate is issued to an individual who has successfully completed the PTP program, holds a previously issued NJ standard instructional certificate, or someone who holds a valid out-of-state standard instructional certificate with one year of full-time teaching experience under the certificate.
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Step 3. 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.

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Step 4. Transcript Evaluation

Transcript Evaluation

Obtain a transcript evaluation. The NJ Department Of Education is not authorized to determine the equivalent of studies completed in other countries for education in the United States. Applicants should therefore consult a credential evaluation service by searching the yellow pages or internet. These agencies charge various fees for the credentials evaluation.

Applicants choosing to consult a credentials evaluation service should request the following:

  • The equivalent of studies to a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college program;
  • The semester-hour equivalent of each area of college-level study. Please request the two-part evaluation that includes a course-by-course listing;
  • The cumulative baccalaureate grade point average for teacher certification applicants.
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Step 5. 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 6. 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: either US citizen Oath of Allegiance (or Non-US Citizen Oath of Allegiance and Non-Citizen Affidavit of Intent to Become a Citizen) , official sealed transcripts and transcript evaluation, and a letter of experience(if applicable)

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.

Please click the link below to apply online.