The Certification application process begins based upon the posted conferral date on official transcript. It is not processed on the date your certification application was uploaded and received.
Due to COVID-19, and now a State of NJ furlough there may be delays with timing of issuing certificates. You will receive an email survey from the State of NJ DOE once we have submitted your application. After receiving this email survey, you can begin checking the status of issuance around 4 weeks following the email survey. We have been working diligently with the NJ DOE with processing and issuance of certificates in lite of the pandemic. Thank You.
Global Certificate of Qualification Applications
Upon program completion, ALL STUDENTS may apply for a Certificate of Qualification
The Certificate of Qualification, which was developed collaboratively by TCNJ and the State of New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Certification and Induction, is issued to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens who are living abroad. The CQ verifies completion of a teacher preparation program that allows candidates to teach within the International School community (outside of the U.S.).
- Apply for graduation/program completion through PAWS
- All documents must be complete and uploaded to the portal at the same time
- All program completers who apply will receive a Certificate of Qualification
- U.S. Citizens can also apply for a Certificate of Eligibility directly through the NJDOE
(notary not necessary)
Upload edTPA Score Report (if applicable)
Upload Any Program Specific Documentation (e.g. OPI, SLPI, work experience letter)
The application process takes approximately 6 weeks after your degree is posted on your transcript
All CQ certificates will be mailed directly from TCNJ
NJDOE Certificate of Eligibility Applications
US Citizens have the additional option of applying ONLINE for a CE (Certificate of Eligibility) directly through
the NJ Department of Education
CE Candidates – Submit Payment Online (beginning 1/2/2020)
Candidates MUST REGISTER and create an account
$190 USD – Instructional, Principals, & Non-ESL Teachers;
$170 USD – ESL Only
The application process takes approximately 6-12 weeks after submitting your application