New Jersey Department of Education

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Certification & Induction

I completed coursework and student teaching in another state but have not yet obtained a certificate

Step 1. Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements

Locate the certificate you want to apply for.

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Step 2. Certificate Types

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.
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Step 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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: 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.