New Jersey Department of Education

Step 3: Becoming Permanently Certified

Standard Teaching Certificate

The standard certificate is a permanent certificate issued to a teacher who has met all requirements for state certification. The district/school will request the issuance of a standard teaching certificate upon successful completion of the Provisional Teacher Process (PTP).

Note: A candidate cannot apply for the standard certificate; this certificate is requested by a school district.

To receive a standard certificate, the following must occur:

  1. District/school verified mentoring completion in NJEdCert.
  2. District/school submitted the final summative ratings for each school year in NJEdCert.
  3. Certificate of Eligibility Educator Preparation Program (CE EPP) submitted the appropriate Verification of Program Completion form.
  4. Educator completed an Oath of Allegiance and submitted payment in NJEdCert once recommended by district/school.

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