Licensure and Advancement Information

Human Resources

Please be aware that as of August 13, 2019 NMPED has changed their licensure fees:


LICENSURE PROCESSING FEES/ FEE SCHEDULE

 

Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.

All fees must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order and be made out to “New Mexico Public Education Department”

APPLICATION FEES EFFECTIVE 8/13/19
  • Support Providers $50 cashier’s check or money order (Renewal for support provider $50)
    • Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistant, School Health Assistant, and Native Language/Cultural Certificate
  • Athletic Coach $35 cashier’s check or money order (Renewal for Athletic Coach $35)
  • Initial and Additional Licensure Application $150 cashier’s check or money order
    • Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Support Providers
  • Renewal Licensure Application $120 cashier’s check or money order
    • Teachers [same level] and Instructional Support Providers
      • NOTE: If you are renewing a level 2 or 3 expired license (expired for more than a year), you will be required to pay a $150 fee, cashier’s check or money order
  • Renewal Licensure Application – Administrators $130 cashier’s check or money order
  • Adding Endorsement(s) to a Teaching License $120 cashier’s check or money order

We accept two applications for the price of one. We will accept the higher application fee.

Please take a look at the Teacher Advancement Overview video on our Intranet Processes page for more information. 


Level 1 Teachers - What you need to know to extend, continue/renew, or advance your license.

Extend your license:

  • Please Note: If you are requesting an extension to your Level 1A license based on a need for more time for either testing or coursework, please contact the Human Resources Director of Operations at extension 51222.

Advance to Level 2 license:

STEP 1: Complete the Intent to Advance form on TalentEd Records under blank docs and submit to HR for approval. This form is available from October 1 to March 1 annually:

Intent to Advance Form

STEP 2: Complete these forms if HR has approved your Intent to Advance via your Summative Evaluation. PED will not accept these forms until March of 2019.:

Superintendent's Form to Advance without PDD/OPAL
Application for Advancement


OR

If you were approved to Advance via PDD/Dossier, access the following website: TeachNM PDD for Teachers

After submitting your PDD (or OPAL); your evaluator will need a copy of your PDD (or OPAL) and will need to send one of the following forms to HR:

RRPS Principal's Verification Form-PDD;
RRPS Principal's Verification Form-OPAL


Level 2 Teachers - What you need to know to extend, continue/renew, or advance your license.

Renew/Continue your Level 2 license:

Advance to Level 3 license: (Master’s degree or NBC required)

STEP 1: Complete the Intent to Advance form on TalentEd Records under blank docs and submit to HR for approval. This form is available from October 1 to March 1 annually:

Intent to Advance Form

STEP 2: Complete these forms if HR has approved your Intent to Advance via your Summative Evaluation. PED will not accept these forms until March of 2019.:

Superintendent's Form to Advance without PDD/OPAL
Application for Advancement

OR
If you were approved to Advance via PDD/Dossier, access the following website:TeachNM PDD for Teachers

After submitting your PDD; your evaluator will need a copy of your PDD and will need to send the following form to HR:

RRPS Principal's Verification Form


Level 3 Teachers - What you need to know to renew your license.

Renew/Continue your Level 3 license:


Support and Ancillary Service Providers

Renew/Continue your license:

 


Initial Licensure

Teachers


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