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Licensure Renewals

A Note about Level 1 Licenses

Level 1 and 1A Licenses are nonrenewable and are required to be advanced except under special circumstances. Visit Licensure Advancement for more details.

Regarding Renewals

  • Educators can start the renewal process 6 months before their license expiration, beginning in January of the expiration year. 
  • All Licenses are issued July 1st and expire June 30th.
  • If you forgot your license number or when it expires utilize the NMPED License Lookup Tool

Steps to Complete your Renewal

Important: Renewals by mail are no longer accepted, any documents received will be returned.
  1. Fill out the Superintendent's Recommendation Form
  2. Then register for the new Online Licensure Portal – if you have not done so already. Here is an NMPED Quick Start Guide (PDF).
  3. DO NOT SUBMIT your Renewal Application until you have received your approval email from the APS Licensure Department. 
  4. The APS Licensure Department will provide the signed Superintendent's Recommendation form to you electronically. If you are not approved the APS Licensure Department will notify you directly as well as the NMPED.
  5. The Superintendent's Recommendation form is used to verify that you have met your competencies on your evaluations.
  6. Click here for step-by-step instructions on completing the renewal process.

Renewal Fees

Renewal fees are as follows:

  • Teacher/Instructional Support: $120
  • Administrator: $130
  • Support Provider: $50
  • Athletic Coach: $35

Obtaining a Copy of Your License(s)

The Licensure Bureau is no longer printing and mailing a copy of the educator's license(s). Educators can now log into the Online Licensure Portal and print a copy of their license(s).

Contact Information

Contact APS Human Resources Licensure by:

  • Email: 
  • Phone: (505) 880-3700
  • Physical Address: 6400 Uptown NE, Suite 210E, Albuquerque, NM 87110