INSTRUCTIONS FOR GETTING A CERTIFICATION
OR ALTERNATE ROUTE CERTIFICATION
Standard Certificates – New Jersey Residents:
- Applicants in approved teacher education programs should complete the application through their college or university. Applications are available at the College Certification Office.
- Applicants for Alternate Route (Provisional Teacher Program) If you have not completed teacher preparation in a traditional college program, application for certification should be made through: Office of Licensing and Academic Credentials, NJ State Department of Education, CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625.
- Apply through the Office of Licensing and Academic Credentials, NJ State Department of Education, CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625.
NJ State Substitute Teacher's Certifications:
- For additional information on any of the above, please refer to the State of NJ Department of Education web sites: