Overview of New Hampshire Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Certification
For initial certification in New Hampshire, all candidates must:
- Hold a bachelor's degree
- Complete an approved program of teacher education or complete one of the alternate certification routes
- Pass The Praxis Series™ tests for their certification area
For more information on educator certification procedures, visit New Hampshire's Bureau of Credentialing.
Beginning with the 2012–13 testing year, ETS is administering a new version of the Latin test. The test will have a new test code: 0601. The new test covers the same content as the previous test. However, scores are reported on a different scale, so requirements will vary from previous versions. All scores for discontinued tests are reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken. Consult the Test Requirements table for specific score requirements.
ETS is offering several additional tests in a computer-delivered format that will be introduced throughout the testing year. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you.The computer-delivered versions cover the same content as the paper-delivered versions and are scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered tests have different test codes.
- Art: Content Knowledge (5134) — February 2013
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) — September 2012
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) — September 2012
- Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) — October 2012
- Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) — September 2012
Who Must Take the Tests?
Teacher candidates or those wishing to become certified must take The Praxis Series tests.
Prior to entering a teacher education program at your college or university, you may be required to take the Praxis I® tests to demonstrate your qualifications.
In New Hampshire, you must also take the appropriate Praxis II® tests for each area of certification you seek.
As of the September 2007 test administration, the New Hampshire Department of Education automatically receives scores for test takers who take a Praxis™ test at a test center in New Hampshire. Test takers not testing at a test center in New Hampshire who would like New Hampshire Department of Education to receive their scores must list code 7660 on their registration form to designate New Hampshire Department of Education as a score recipient.
- About the Praxis Tests
- The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities