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Equivalency & Waivers


Equivalency & Waivers Process

N.J.A.C. 6A:5, Regulatory Equivalency and Waiver, allows the Commissioner to provide regulatory flexibility regarding the requirements contained in the New Jersey Administrative Code Title 6A. Equivalencies and waivers cannot be granted for provisions of state or federal law, educator certification rules (N.J.A.C. 6A:9B) or special education rules (N.J.A.C. 6A:14).

The following entities are permitted to seek flexibility under N.J.A.C. 6A:5: school districts; charter schools; renaissance schools; county vocational school districts; county special services school districts; educational services commissions; jointure commissions; regional day schools; Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf; approved private schools for students with disabilities; college-operated programs; and programs operated by the State Departments of Children and Families, Human Services, and Corrections. Agencies and clinics are excluded. Individual persons also cannot apply.

Application Forms – Please submit completed applications to the executive county superintendent of the county in which the applicant is located.

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