I am an out-of-state Principal applying for an NJ Principal Certificate of Eligibility
Step 1. Please read certification requirements
Out-of-State Principal Certificate:
You will need to present a copy of a valid out-of-state principal certificate. Please also present a copy of the license under which your experience was completed if different from your current license.
Letter of Experience:
You will need official documentation of five years of successful full-time experience under the out-of-state certificate. This experience must be in a school principal or assistant principal position with responsibility for functions delineated under the New Jersey principal endorsement pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-12.3(b).
Master's Degree Requirement:
A master's or higher degree is required.
There is no Praxis requirement if you have met the above requirements.
Step 2. Apply Online:
Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at https://www6.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED/login.jsp
Step 3. 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, out-of-state Principal certificate and letter of teaching or educational services experience.
Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.
Please click the link below to apply online.