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The NMPED's Professional Licensure Bureau determines qualifications for and issues licenses to educators, administrators, and ancillary staff.  They also provide technical assistance to individuals seeking licensure and to local school officials who must hire licensed staff.  Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it is the employee’s responsibility to obtain licensure, and the Personnel Office is able to assist employees that are working to obtain licensure. 

Visit the PED’s website for information on some of the following popular topics, as well as many other resources:


The new Online Licensure Portal for the New Mexico Public Education Department is now available.

You can apply, pay and track your application status online.

The first time you access the portal, click “Register” to create your account.

Visit the NMPED Online Licensure Portal to get started.

Licensure Application Portal Quick Start User Guide (PDF)

Updated Licensure FAQs Relating to Extended School Closure (PDF)

Paper applications received after May 1st will be returned.

PED Licensure Website


For further assistance, please contact:

Shauntiana Salazar  (505)721-1143