Continuing Licensure Renewal
A teacher holding a valid level 2 or level 3A license and seeking licensure renewal at the
same level shall submit:
Exception to the Rule:
Either non-availability of the superintendent or the licensed individual has not been employed in K-12 education during the term of the license(s) must submit the application for continuing licensure with a sworn, notarized statement asserting that he or she has not worked in a K-12 setting during the effective period of the license, and may renew the license at the current level of license held.
A Level 2 or 3A teaching license that has lapsed (for more than 1 year) may be applied for again with an initial application, processing fee of $125, fingerprint cards with $75 or a copy of an FBI report that is no more than 2 years old, verification of 5 full school years of teaching experience in New Mexico (at least 160 days per year) and verification from the employer (where most recently employed) that the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated the competencies pertaining to the type of license they held by submitting the Superintendent’s Recommendation Form. A teaching license at the same level will be issued.
If the applicant cannot provide both the verification of experience and verification of competency, the applicant shall submit a sworn statement asserting that he or she has not worked in a K-12 setting during the effective period of the license, and may renew the license at the current level he or she holds.