New Jersey Department of Education

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Certification & Induction

I have a valid, current teaching license in another state

To view updated out-of –state reciprocity requirements please click here:

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.

Certificate Type: CEAS

The certificate 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 New Jersey standard certificate.

Certificate 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 is someone who holds a valid out-of-state equivalent standard instructional certificate with at least two effective years of teaching that were completed within three consecutive years within the last four calendar years. To document this experience please use this form.

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Step 3. Apply Online

Apply Online

Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at

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Step 4. 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, a copy of your out –of state certification, and a Record of Professional Experience Form.

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.

Please click the link below to apply online.