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2022 NEW Certification Process Updates

***Please read the following regarding TCNJ and NJDOE certification processes and procedures. 

The State of New Jersey Department of Education has changed the process for applying for certification. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION UNTIL AFTER YOUR CONFERRAL DATE HAS BEEN POSTED ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT.

After your conferral date has been posted on your transcript, you will be able to apply for certification through the TCNJ certification website  https://certification.tcnj.edu/   Students will no longer have the option of submitting payments for certification fees online through the TCNJ Certification Website.

The new NJODE certification application format/portal ” New Jersey Educator Certification System” will be scheduled to open on or after June 1, 2022.  Candidates should NOT PAY, OR APPLY through the NJDOE website as this will cause a delay in processing/issuing certificates.

As soon as we have more detailed instructions and a link for the new NJDOE “NJEDCERT” portal we will email you with instructions to your TCNJ email address and post on our certification website.  These instructions will also be posted on the NJDOE website as well.  Please be assured that all Superintendents and School Districts throughout NJ have been made aware of this new change to the NJDOE system.

If you will be applying on your own using the NJDOE Flexibility Rule, please DO NOT APPLY until after June 1, 2022 through the NJDOE website.

We will be posting multiple methods of communication on our website that we feel will be most supportive in guiding you through this new format on applying for Certification. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this new transition with the State of NJ Department of Education.

Be Well,

Linda Amerigo, Accreditation and Assessment Manager, Certification Officer
Jennifer Pirone, Certification Coordinator

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