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Certification & Induction

I am an out-of-state administrator applying for a School Administrator Certificate of Eligibility

Step 1. Please read certification requirements

Out-of-State School Administrator Certificate :

You will need to present a copy of a valid out-of-state school administrator certificate. Please also submit a copy of the certificate under which your experience was completed if it differs from your current certificate.

Letter of Experience:

You will need to submit official documentation of five years of successful full-time experience under the out-of-State certificate. This experience shall be in a public school superintendent or assistant superintendent position with responsibility for functions delineated under the New Jersey school administrator endorsement pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-12.3(a).

Master's Degree Requirement:

A master's or higher degree is required.

Test Requirement:

There is no Praxis requirement if you have met the above requirements.

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Step 2. Apply Online:

Apply Online

Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at

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Step 3. Applicant Checklist

Applicant Checklist

After applying online, please submit ALL necessary documentation together IN A SINGLE PACKET to the NJ DOE in order to complete your application. Please submit the following documents: either US citizen Oath of Allegiance (or Non-US Citizen Oath of Allegiance and Non-Citizen Affidavit of Intent to Become a Citizen) , official sealed transcripts, copy of test scores, out-of-state certificate, and letter of teaching or educational services experience.

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.

Please click the link below to apply online.