Yes. You will need to attach a notarized statement to your renewal application stating that you have not taught in NM for 5 years.
Example: If you taught for 3 of the 5 years – you can extend the level 1 license for 2 years. Upon the 5th year of teaching, you will be required to complete and pass a dossier prior to the expiration of your license.
For further questions, please contact the NMPED Licensure Help Desk at 505-827-1436 or LicensureUnit@state.nm.us