How to Qualify for Certification
For initial certification in New Hampshire, all candidates must:
- Hold a bachelor's degree
- Complete an approved educator preparation program or complete one of the alternate certification routes
- Pass the Praxis® tests for their certification area
For more information on educator certification procedures, visit New Hampshire's Bureau of Credentialing.
Who Must Take the Tests?
Teacher candidates or those wishing to become certified must take the Praxis tests.
Prior to entering an educator preparation program at your college or university, you may be required to take the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests to demonstrate your qualifications.
In New Hampshire, you must also take the appropriate Praxis® Subject Assessments 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® Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs