New Jersey Department of Education

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Certification & Induction

How Do I Apply for Certification?

Apply Online Through TCIS
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  • For technical assistance questions regarding accessing the TCIS, please send a brief email describing the problem you have encountered to
  • The Applicant Checklist provides details on the requirements for certification.
  • Please note that all fees are non-refundable pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5.4.
  • All applications will expire six months after the original application date since the Oath of Allegiance is required to be updated if a certificate is not issued within those six months. If your application expires, you may then reapply for the same or additional certificates and the monies left on file may be used as a credit (unless application was made June 30, 2016 and prior) for the new certificates. Fees are nonrefundable pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5.