According to the State of New Jersey Department of Education New Jersey teachers hold two types of Teaching Certificates:
Provisional – This two-year certificate is requested by the employing school district for a newly hired teacher after an individual obtains a CE or CEAS and a full-time teaching position. This certificate legalizes employment. Both mentoring and supervision and evaluation are required under this certificate. Alternate route teachers will also be required to complete formal instruction.
Standard – This is a permanent certificate issued to an individual who has met all requirements for state certification. This certificate is issued to an individual who has successfully completed the PTP program, holds a previously issued NJ instructional certificate, or holds a valid out-of-state instructional certificate equivalent standard instructional certificate and has at least two effective years of teaching that were completed within three consecutive years within the last four calendar years.
When you receive your Standard Certificate, it is considered to be permanent and does not have to be renewed. You must, however, continue to meet expected professional standards.
It is up to your school district to review credentials of professional development providers. You will work with your school to develop a Professional Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your needs.
To request approval of our University-Partnered, Academic Credit or Non-university partnered, PD Continuing education courses, you may request approval using our Request Course Approval form.
REFERENCE: State of New Jersey Department of Education