Certificate Renewal for New Jersey Teachers


Certificate Renewal for New Jersey Teachers

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Provisional License


This two-year certificate is requested by the employing school district for a newly hired teacher after an individual obtains a CE or CEAS and a full-time teaching position. This certificate legalizes employment. Mentoring, supervision and evaluation are required under this certificate.


Two years

Standard License

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 instructional certificate, or holds a valid out-of-state instructional certificate equivalent standard instructional certificate and has at least two effective years of teaching that were completed within three consecutive years within the last four calendar years.



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[content updated July 2021]