New Jersey Department of Education

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Certification & Induction

I am applying for administrative certification: School Business Administrator Certificate of Eligibility

Step 1. Please read certification requirements

Master's or CPA Requirement

A master's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university OR a copy of a currently valid certified public accountant license is required.

Certification Requirement
Required Undergraduate OR Graduate Study

You will need to complete 18 semester-hour undergraduate or graduate credits to include the following required areas: Economics, Organizational Theory, Law, Management or Administration, Accounting, and Finance.

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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: official sealed transcripts, copy of CPA license (if applicable).

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.

Please click the link below to apply online.