Licensure & Credentials

I am a Principal applying for a School Administrator Certificate of Eligibility

Step 1. Please read certification requirements

Valid New Jersey Standard Principal Certificate:

Please present a copy of a valid New Jersey standard principal certificate.

Master's Degree Requirement:

A master's or higher degree is required.

Letter of Experience:

You will need to present official documentation of five years of successful full-time experience as a principal or assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in a New Jersey public school.

Test Requirement:

Please contact ETS to register for the School Superintendents Assessment (SSA,#11020).

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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 https://www6.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED/login.jsp

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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, copy of principal certificate and letter of teaching or educational services experience.

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.
http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/education/license/endorsement.pl?string=999&maxhits=1000&field=2

Please click the link below to apply online.
https://www6.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED/login.jsp