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Certification & Induction

I am applying through alternate route for teacher certification

Step 1. Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements

Locate the certificate you want to apply for.

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.

Subject Matter Preparation

Each certificate has different subject matter preparation requirements. Please follow the link below to see requirements.

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Step 2. 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 or the School Leadership Series Web site at Online registration is also available.

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Step 3. Physiology and Hygiene Test

Physiology and Hygiene Test

This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training; OR by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university transcript; OR by completing a 35-question true/false test administered in the county office of education. Please go to in order to contact a county office of education.

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Step 4. Course: Introduction to the Teaching Profession -- a 24-hour Pre-service Program

Course: Introduction to the Teaching Profession -- a 24-hour Pre-service Program.

This requirement may be met through successful completion of a minimum of 24 hours of study offered through a state-approved provider or through approved coursework at a New Jersey state-approved college as documented on a transcript. If submitting a Certificate of Completion for the 24-hour pre-service to meet this requirement, only original documentation will be accepted. Please click on the link below for a list of colleges to take the course:

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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

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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 copy of test scores.

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.

Please click the link below to apply online.