Same Level – You can now renew online. Visit www.teachnm.org
Lapsed for More than one year – You need to submit an initial application & fee, official transcripts, etc., provide verification of 5 years of experience during the life of the expired license and a Superintendent’s Recommendation Form from the last employer.
Taught but not for 5 years (level 1) - You need to submit a renewal application, fee and a notarized statement indicating the years you have taught or not taught and an extension of the license for the years not taught will be given to allow you time to submit your Professional Development Dossier.
Not teaching now but did teach under the license (level 2 or 3) – You need to submit a renewal application, fee and a Superintendent’s Recommendation Form from your last employer
Did not teach at all during the life of the license – You need to submit a renewal application, fee and a notarized statement indicating that you have not taught during the life of the license.
You may contact the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) at 505-827-1436 if you have any additional questions.