Renew a Teaching Certificate in NH
(not a New Hampshire teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching certificate in NH?
Most recommendations for renewal are submitted by the Head of School in accordance with the Professional Development Master Plan. To receive a recommended renewal contact your employer with any questions about your renewal requirements or recommendation for renewal. Certification Standards for Educational Personnel can be found here.
Teachers not employed in a NH public school system, employed in a non-public or charter school without a PD Master Plan can learn more about renewing a teacher credential and the educator renewal process from the New Hampshire Department of Education with details on certificate renewal requirements. Professional development hours can be entered here.
What state requirements does a teacher in New Hampshire need to meet for license renewal?
Alignment with the Professional Development Master Plan can include the following:
- An accumulation of a minimum of 75 continuing education hours with 30 hours for each endorsement area and 45 hours documenting professional development; or
- A combination of less than 75 continuing education units and evidence of professional development addressing the school or district improvement goal(s) and content area;
- 1 College Credit Course = 15 hours of PD.
Requirements for educators renewing through the Department of Education include:
- 30 hours for each specific endorsement area held, and
- 45 hours aligned with the Professional Education Requirements (Ed 505.07)
What state requirements does a paraeducator in New Hampshire need to meet for license renewal?
Not all employers with Professional Development Master Plans include licensed paraeducators under the plan, or include licensed educators working as paraeducators under the plan. Please be sure to check with your employer to find out if you will be recommended for renewal, or if you should renew directly with the DOE.
Requirements for paraeducators renewing through the Department of Education include documentation of 50 continuing education units (or clock hours) from the past three years.
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How do I contact the NH Department of Education?
Contact the New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of February 16th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.