Locate the certificate you want to apply for.
Step 2. Certificate Types:
There are three different types of certificates to choose from: CE, CEAS, and Standard.
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.
Certificate Type: CEAS
The certificate of eligibility with advanced standing is a credential issued to an individual who has completed a teacher preparation program. The CEAS is issued to an individual who does not hold a New Jersey standard certificate or has not met requirements for a standard certificate through reciprocity with another state.
Certificate Type: Standard
This is a permanent certificate issued to an individual who has met all requirements for state certification. This certificate is issued to an individual who has successfully completed the PTP program, holds a previously issued NJ standard instructional certificate, or is someone who holds a valid out-of-state instructional certificate with at least two effective years of teaching that were completed within three consecutive years within the last four calendar years.
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 www.ets.org/praxis or the School Leadership Series Web site at www.ets.org/sls. Online registration is also available.
Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at https://www20.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED//login.jsp.
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: official sealed transcripts, and copy of test scores, a verification of program completion form.
Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.
Please click the link below to apply online.