As of May 15, 2015, paper certificates will no longer be issued. As of May 5, 2015 we will no longer accept requests for duplicate certificates.
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.
To view the presentation for regional training sessions for district and county certification staff for 2015-16, please click here.
On June 3, 2015, the Department of Education presented to the State Board of Education proposed updates to a range of teacher preparation and certification requirements. Some of the updates proposed affect how Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) holders will advance toward earning a standard certificate. Also proposed are changes to substitute teaching requirements. Please see the following documents for more information, AND PLEASE TAKE CAREFUL NOTE OF THE EFFECTIVE DATES FOR EACH CHANGE.
Effective July 7, 2014, regulations regarding GPA requirements, flexibility rules, and basic skills tests changed. The changes are as follows:
GPA Requirements (see this Overview of GPA Requirements for full details):
Additional Testing effective September 1, 2015:
Any candidate applying for an initial instructional certificate of eligibility (CE) on or after September 1, 2015 must meet the basic skills requirement. A candidate may meet the requirement by passing a Commissioner-approved test of basic skills (Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing and Math), or scoring 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.