How To Request Credentials Review
Upon receipt of an adverse evaluation or denial of certification, send an e-mail to Dr. Robert R. Higgins, Secretary of the State Board of Examiners, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following information:
Upon receipt of a request by an applicant for appeal before the Board, the "case" is forwarded to the chief examiner to review and update, if necessary, the original evaluation of an applicant's credentials;
Should the request be appropriate for credentials review, an information packet is forwarded to the applicant with instructions and necessary forms;
The applicant prepares the documentation and other appropriate information per instructions. A request to prepare 12 copies of the information may occur with instructions to submit them to Dr. Robert R. Higgins, Secretary of the State Board of Examiners, New Jersey Department of Education, 200 River View Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey 08625;
Dr. Higgins places the applicant on the agenda for the earliest available monthly Board meeting. The applicant is notified;
Once the petition is placed before the Board, the Credentials Review Committee makes a recommendation (i.e., issuance, denial, partial credit) to the entire Board; and
The decision is rendered and voted upon by the entire Board at the next or a future meeting.
The entire process takes approximately three to four months depending on the volume of cases and availability of space on the Board's agenda.