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Educational Assistant Orientation

Note: This is for candidates that have received an official job offer.

Step 1 – Watch the Video

Watch the orientation video

Congratulations! Welcome to the Albuquerque Public Schools! Now that you have received your official job offer you will need to begin the process of applying for your Educational Assistant License. Click the link above to begin the Orientation Video. 

Step 2 – Sign the Orientation Form

Let us know you completed the orientation materials by signing the form on the bottom of the Orientation video page. You will need to navigate back to this page after you have completed this step.

Step 3 – Apply for License

Which pathway are you applying for your license:

Para Educator Exam

If you are applying for Licensure via the Para Educator exam and have passed, you are now ready to apply for a license.

Here is what you will need:

College/University Credits

If you are applying for Licensure via College or University credits then you are now ready to apply for a license.

Here is what you will need:

  • Complete Initial Online Application
  • Pay $50 application fee online
  • Upload Superintendent's Verification form (document is provided through your WinOcular workspace under Manage Documents)
  • Submit Official Sealed Transcripts (send electronically to:
  •  Complete Background/Fingerprinting for licensure


Click here for the step-by-step instructions on completing the application process.


Contact APS Human Resources Licensure by email at  or by phone at (505) 889-4846. Or come and visit us at 6400 Uptown NE, Suite 210E, Albuquerque, NM 87110.