New Jersey Department of Education

Limited Instructional Certification of Eligibility (CE) and Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) Candidate Guidance

Note: Please see updated guidance that was adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education on June 1, 2022, of the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) amendments and new rules at N.J.A.C. 6A:9B: State Board of Examiners and Certification.

For the 2022-2023 school year, NJDOE will launch the Limited CE and CEAS five-year pilot program pursuant to P.L. 2021, c.224, (Chapter 224). The limited CE and CEAS certificates are available in the NJDOE educator certification system, NJEdCert. Educators can log in to NJEdCert and apply for the Limited CE. Limited CEAS candidates must be nominated by their Educator Preparation Program (EPP) following the EPP receives NJDOE approval for participation.

Certificate holders with a limited CE or a limited CEAS in an instructional area will be eligible to seek employment in a school district, charter school, or renaissance school that is approved by the NJDOE to hire such candidates. School districts approved to participate in the pilot program will be able to hire limited CE or limited CEAS holders for instructional positions, not to exceed 10 percent of the school district’s total teacher population and in accordance with all other requirements of approval and participation.

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