New Hampshire State Requirements

New Hampshire Teaching Certificate Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and New Hampshire teaching license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs. We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the New Hampshire teaching relicensure process.

See the New Hampshire Department of Education Website for complete NH teacher relicensure information. 

Teaching Certificate Renewal:

Professional Development Renewal Requirements

  • A minimum of seventy-five (75) continuing education units of professional development is required during the three years preceding the date of application for recertification.
  • Renewal hour requirements are: 30 hours in each endorsement area held 45 hours that aligns with the Professional Education Requirements (Ed 505.07)

One continuing education unit (CEU) equates to one clock hour.

Semester hours (college credits) equate to 15 CEU’s.

Examples of acceptable professional development activities can include but are not limited to the activities listed below: Evidence of completion will be required if the educator’s submission is audited.

                Action Research

College Course(s): Submit transcript or grade report and a course description. If a course, or online course, is taken for credit, each awarded semester hour of credit equals 15 continuing education units. If you are auditing a course, you will need written verification from the instructor on college letterhead as to topic(s) and continuing education units spent in class.

(see our courses)


Curriculum/Assessment/Program Development

Observation: Submit a log of actual hours spent observing activities germane to your certification. Observation time must be verified by staff member(s) observed. The log should be accompanied by an explanation of what was learned and how it will be used.

Peer Coaching/Mentoring

Professional Reading: Submit a bibliography with a description of the knowledge gained through this reading and how this knowledge will be useful to you in an educational area. An estimate of continuing education units spent must also be provided. Video courses or self-teaching activities will be considered under this area.

Research/Independent Study: Submit topic(s) outline, a written plan of focus and objectives, bibliography, an explanation of how the information will be used in a classroom or curriculum, and evidence of learning. Estimate the continuing education units spent in research.

Learners Edge Offers 5 Personalized Continuing Education Courses:

Course Description: The Learners Edge iCourse is personalized continuing education that fits your needs. You choose your book of study, and once approved, begin learning through the creation of questions and the design of a unit, project, program or staff development training. Please click here to see a list of texts teachers have used in the past to complete the iCourse.
Course Description: The Learners Edge Tech Study course is a unique opportunity to earn credit while exploring an educational tech tool you can use with students or colleagues. Submit and receive approval for the technology tool, then demonstrate proficiency of the tool by completing course requirements. Please click here to see a list of tech tools teachers have used to complete the Tech Study course in the past.
Course Description: The Learners Edge Book Study is personalized continuing education created for those interested in studying a book as a group of two or more. The Book Study is your group’s opportunity to study a text of your choice. Complete the Book Study Application, receive approval for the text, then complete the requirements: four, or more, group meetings, questions from/about the text, and apply and reflect on your group learning. Please click here to see a list of books teachers have used in the past to complete the Book Study.
Course Description: Are you packing your bags for an exciting travel adventure? Are you making plans for an elaborate staycation? Consider turning these experiences into continuing education graduate credit through this unique professional learning opportunity. The Learners Edge iExplore course is a personalized continuing education opportunity that recognizes that exploration and life experience is educational and impactful to professional practice. The iExplore course is divided into three steps: Pre-Exploration, Exploration and Post-Exploration. Teachers are required to complete, submit, and receive approval for their iExplore Application and to meet the Pre-Exploration requirements prior to completing their exploration. Please click here to see a list of iExplore ideas.
Course Description: The Learners Edge iLearn course is a personalized continuing education opportunity that affords teachers the chance to use non-traditional materials to ignite students’ enthusiasm for learning. The iLearn course provides the opportunity to earn graduate credit for creating a unit of study or presentation using a primary source beyond traditional textbooks. Complete/submit the iLearn Application and receive approval for your primary source proposal. Please click here to see a list of primary source material examples for the iLearn course.


Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.