New Jersey Department of Education

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Office of the State Board

The office serves as a liaison between the Commissioner and the State Board of Education and between the State Board and the public. The office provides support services to the State Board by coordinating the board's meetings and public testimony sessions. The office also coordinates the board's special projects and committees. In addition, the office is responsible for the administrative code review process and the equivalency and waiver process. The office provides administrative services for State Board-related activities, and it also prepares and conducts orientation for new board members and senior staff.

Note: The State Board Office does not oversee the issuance of educator licenses/certificates/endorsements, General Educational Development (GED)/HiSET or TASC test results, high school transcripts, or records from a closed private career school.

  • For educator licenses, certificates and endorseents, please contact the Office of Recruitment, Preparation and Certification at or 609-292-2070 (select third option for "seeking licensing information") or visit the office's webpage.
  • For GED/HiSET/TASC test results, please contact the Adult Education/High School Equivalency Unit at or 609-292-2070 (select last option for Adult Education/High School Equivalency Unit) or visit the unit's webpage.
  • For high school transcripts, please contact the high school, school district or charter school from which the student graduated. The state's public school district directory can be found online. For private high schools that have closed, contact the entity or organization that operated the school.
  • For records from a closed private career school (non-college career training program after high school), please contact the Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Training Evaluation Unit via email at

Director: Diane Shoener
Phone: 609-376-9071
Email address:

Notice – State Board Appeals Eliminated

P.L. 2008, c. 36 eliminated the role of the State Board of Education in determining appeals from Commissioner of Education decisions. All decisions of the Commissioner now constitute final agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq. Therefore, appeals of Commissioner's decisions should be filed directly with the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. The State Board no longer has authority to consider any appeal of a Commissioner's decision.

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