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Licensure Renewals

About Level 1 and 1A Licenses

Level 1 & 1A Licenses are nonrenewable except under special circumstances. Please contact our office for extensions and more information. Visit Licensure Advancement for more details.

What you need to know

  • Renew your license beginning in January of expiration year 
  • All Licenses are issued July 1st and expire June 30th 

Please note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 the NMPED is requesting educators to complete Licensure Renewals Online. Any documents received after May 1st will be returned, such as Superintendent's Recommendation Forms. For questions email Myra Garro at or Danielle Torres at

How to renew:

If you renew by mail you will need the Superintendent Recommendation Form:

After downloading and filing out the Superintendent Recommendation form, have your evaluator sign it, bring it in to Human Resources 210E: Licensure for the Superintendent's signature. At that time you will be ready to mail your documents directly to the NMPED.

Renewal Fees:
Renewal TypeFee
Teacher/Instructional Support $120
Administrator $130
Support Provider $50
Athletic Coach $35


Renew same level license at Level 2 or 3; you can apply for a renewal 6 months prior to a license expiration date. 
Request to extend a Level 1 or 1A License for 1 year, due to extenuating circumstances.


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.