How to Renew or Reinstate a Teachers License in New Mexico
Renewal of Teaching Certification
If you upgrade your Level 1 New Mexico Teaching License to a Level 2, you have to:
- Have 3 full years of teaching experience (minimum 160 days per year)
- Finalize the PD Dossier (PDD) (instructions can be found here) that will detail your professional growth and teaching practice for the past 3 years.
- To renew a Level 2 license and stay at the same level, you can apply online via the Same Level Licensure system and send the New Mexico Continuing Licensure Application.
To upgrade from a Level 2 license to a Level 3A license, you have to:
- Have 3 full years of teaching experience while possessing a Level 2 license and complete one of the following conditions:
- Earn a master’s degree and submit a PD Dossier OR
- Be Nationally Board Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
You can renew a Level 3A license online through the Same Level Licensure system and submit the New Mexico Continuing Licensure Application. You might be asked to submit a statement from your superintendent recommending your licensure continuation or.
Teaching Certification Reinstatement
If your license lapses, you can be able to have it reinstated, or you might have to re-apply for a Level 1 license. Contact the Professional Licensure Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department at 505-827-5821 for more info.