Licensure and Advancement Information

Human Resources


NM PED LogoThe new Online Licensure Portal for the New Mexico Public Education Department is now available.

You can apply, pay and track your application status online.

The first time you access the portal, click “Register” to create your account.

Visit the NMPED Online Licensure Portal to get started.

Licensure Application Portal Quick Start User Guide (PDF)

Updated Licensure FAQs Relating to Extended School Closure (PDF)

NMPED Dossier Webpage

Paper applications received after May 1st will be returned.

Renew/Continue your NM teaching license:

Licensure Renewal (Superintendent’s Recommendation Form)

Ancillary Service Providers

Renew/Continue your license:

    Initial Licensure


    Initial and Continuing Licensure Support Providers

    New Mexico Public Education Department

    The NMPED's Professional Licensure Bureau determines qualifications for and issues licenses to:
    • Teachers

    • Administrators

    • Other instructional personnel

    They also provide technical assistance to individuals seeking licensure and to local school officials who must hire licensed staff.
    Go to their site for information on some of the following popular topics, as well as many other resources:

    PED Licensure Website