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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

  • Educators can start the renewal process 6 months prior to their license expiration beginning in January of expiration year. 
  • All Licenses are issued July 1st and expire June 30th

How to Renew:

Online Renewals Only

    • First fill out the Superintendent's Recommendation Form
    • Then register for the new Online Licensure Portal if you have not done so already. Here is a Quick Start Guide.
    • DO NOT SUBMIT your Renewal Application until you have received your approval email from the APS Licensure Department. 
    • The APS Licensure Department will notify the NMPED that you are approved to renew your licensure. If you are not approved the APS Licensure Department will notify you directly as well as the NMPED.
    • The Superintendent's Recommendation form is used to verify that you have met your competencies on your evaluations.
  • Please Note: The Licensure Bureau is no longer printing and mailing a copy of the educators license(s). Educators now have the ability to log into the Online Licensure Portal and print a copy of their license(s). Here is a link to show you How to Print My License(s)
  • Renewals by Mail are NO LONGER ACCEPTED, any documents received will be returned. 
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.