New Jersey Department of Education

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Office of Certification and Induction

This office focuses on the following areas:

  • Certification - The office processes, reviews, and evaluates all pertinent information relating to individuals' eligibility for certification.  It issues initial, provisional, and standard certificates to qualified Pre-K through Grade 12 educators.  The office also issues high school equivalency diplomas to qualified individuals and educational qualification certificates to morticians and chiropractors.
  • Educator Induction - The office coordinates the induction of new public school educators through the provisional teacher process and school administrator process.
  • Certification Appeals and Revocation - The office supports the State Board of Examiners, which hears appeals of certification decisions and which can revoke or suspend educator certificates.

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