New Hampshire State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department New Hampshire Board of Hearing Care Providers
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nh.gov/hearing-care/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. At least 75 semester credit hours of study shall be completed, as evidenced by an official transcript, covering: a. The biological and physical sciences and mathematics; b. The behavior and/or social sciences; and c. The nature, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and related disorders. 2. At least 27 of the 75 semester credit hours shall be in basic science course work; 3. At least 36 of the 75 semester credit hours shall be in professional course work;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Applicants shall complete at least 350 hours of supervised clinical practicum that concerns the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with disorders of speech, language, and hearing; 2. At least 250 hours of the supervised clinical practicum shall be completed in audiology. The requirement may also be fulfilled by part-time clinical experience as follows: a. An average of at least 15-19 hours per week over 18 months; or b. An average of at least 20-24 hours per week over 15 months; or c. An average of at least 25-29 hours per week over 12 months.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Each audiologist applicant shall pass a written national examination in audiology administered by any of the following: (1) Education Testing Services of Princeton, New Jersey, 170; (2) American Academy of Dispensing Audiology, could not find exam info; (3) Audiology Foundation of America, could not find exam info; (4) American Academy of Audiology, could not find exam info; and (5) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, could not find exam info.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education Teacher in Area of Deaf and Hearing Disabilities
State Department New Hampshire Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Initial certification requires passing the PRAXIS I pre-professional skills test (PPST). The State Board has approved a composite score option for PRAXIS I. Candidates must have an overall score of 518 or higher and a minimum passing score of 172 for Reading; 170 for Writing; and 170 for Mathematics.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The alternative route (all components A, B, & C) is a certification process designed for candidates who have gained the competencies, skills, and knowledge other than the traditional preparation programs. Alternative A is a process that includes both written examination and oral review (portfolio). Alternative B is a process that recognizes National or regional licensure. Alternative C is a process that allows for transcript analysis for administrator certification. Alternative A, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) letter of intent from the candidate; (3) official college transcripts; (4) employer verification of 3 months full time teaching. Upon receipt of these items detailed procedures and list of additional materials required will be mailed to you if you qualify. The NON-REFUNDABLE $300.00 processing fee for Alternative A is due at the time of submission of the additional required materials. Alternative B, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) copy of National or Regional licensure; (3) official college transcripts; (4) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential. Alternative C (transcript analysis for administrative areas only), submit the following: (1) application; (2) official college transcripts; (3) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Education Teacher
State Department New Hampshire Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Initial certification requires passing the PRAXIS I pre-professional skills test (PPST). The State Board has approved a composite score option for PRAXIS I. Candidates must have an overall score of 518 or higher and a minimum passing score of 172 for Reading; 170 for Writing; and 170 for Mathematics.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The alternative route (all components A, B, & C) is a certification process designed for candidates who have gained the competencies, skills, and knowledge other than the traditional preparation programs. Alternative A is a process that includes both written examination and oral review (portfolio). Alternative B is a process that recognizes National or regional licensure. Alternative C is a process that allows for transcript analysis for administrator certification. Alternative A, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) letter of intent from the candidate; (3) official college transcripts; (4) employer verification of 3 months full time teaching. Upon receipt of these items detailed procedures and list of additional materials required will be mailed to you if you qualify. The NON-REFUNDABLE $300.00 processing fee for Alternative A is due at the time of submission of the additional required materials. Alternative B, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) copy of National or Regional licensure; (3) official college transcripts; (4) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential. Alternative C (transcript analysis for administrative areas only), submit the following: (1) application; (2) official college transcripts; (3) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential.

Early Childhood Special Educator – Special Education Teacher

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
State Department New Hampshire Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Initial certification requires passing the PRAXIS I pre-professional skills test (PPST). The State Board has approved a composite score option for PRAXIS I. Candidates must have an overall score of 518 or higher and a minimum passing score of 172 for Reading; 170 for Writing; and 170 for Mathematics.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The alternative route (all components A, B, & C) is a certification process designed for candidates who have gained the competencies, skills, and knowledge other than the traditional preparation programs. Alternative A is a process that includes both written examination and oral review (portfolio). Alternative B is a process that recognizes National or regional licensure. Alternative C is a process that allows for transcript analysis for administrator certification. Alternative A, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) letter of intent from the candidate; (3) official college transcripts; (4) employer verification of 3 months full time teaching. Upon receipt of these items detailed procedures and list of additional materials required will be mailed to you if you qualify. The NON-REFUNDABLE $300.00 processing fee for Alternative A is due at the time of submission of the additional required materials. Alternative B, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) copy of National or Regional licensure; (3) official college transcripts; (4) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential. Alternative C (transcript analysis for administrative areas only), submit the following: (1) application; (2) official college transcripts; (3) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential.

Early Childhood Special Educator – Early Intervention Specialist

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Intervention Specialist
State Department New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/earlysupport/certification.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Certificate of completion of the "Welcome to Early Supports and Services" Orientation.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? For those who possess a BA or Higher in Human Services, Family Studies, Psychology, Child Development, Communication , Child Life , Education, Early Childhood: 2 years or more in a Family Centered Early Supports and Services Program. For those who possess a BA in Early Intervention: 6 months in a Family Centered Early Supports and Services Program

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
State Department Hyperlink https://www.nh.gov/mhpb/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework (a) Applicants that have a degree with a concentration in marriage and family therapy as noted in Mhp 302.20(a)(3) shall complete the following coursework: (1) At least 3 courses in marital and family studies, family development and family interaction patterns across the life cycle of the individual as well as the family chosen from the following subject areas: a. Family life cycle; b. Theories of family development; c. Marriage and/or family sociology of the family; d. Families under stress; e. The contemporary family; f. Family in a social context; g. The cross/cultural family; h. Youth, adult, aging and the family; i. Family subsystems; and j. Individual, interpersonal relationships, such as marital, parental, sibling; (2) The completion of at least 3 courses in marital and family therapy chosen from the following subject areas: a. Family therapy methodology; b. Family assessment; c. Treatment and intervention methods; and d. Overview of major clinical theories of marital and family therapy such as communications theory, contextual theory, experiential theory, object relations theory, strategic theory, structural theory, systemic theory, and transgenerational theory; (3) The completion of one course in diagnosis; (4) The completion of at least 3 courses in human development chosen from the following subject areas: a. Human development; b. Personality theory; c. Human sexuality; d. Psychopathology; and e. Behavior-pathology; (5) The completion of at least one course in professional studies chosen from the following subject areas: a. Professional socialization and the role of the professional organization; b. Legal responsibilities and liabilities; c. Independent practice and interprofessional cooperation; d. Ethics; and e. Family law; and (6) The completion of at least one course in research chosen from the following subject areas: a. Research design; b. Methods; c. Statistics; and d. Research in marital and family studies and therapy.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The applicant shall have completed at least a one-year practicum/internship supervised by an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisor prior to the completion of the master�s degree. This experience shall total a minimum of 300 hours of face-to-face client contact hours with individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. At least half of these client contact hours shall have been completed with couples and families.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Must pass the national Examination in Marital and Family Therapy distributed by the Association for Marriage & Family Regulatory Boards, cannot find the passing score.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department New Hampshire Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nh.gov/nursing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Courses shall, at a minimum, include choices from the natural, physical and behavioral sciences and the humanities including but not limited to the following: (1) Anatomy & physiology (2) Genetics; (3) Microbiology; (4) Nutrition; (5) Pathophysiology; (6) Physics; (7) Chemistry; (8) Pharmacology; (9) Mathematics; (10) Communications; (11) Anthropology; (12) Sociology; (13) Psychology; (14) Human development throughout the life span; (15) Literature; (16) Philosophy; (17) Ethics; and (18) History. (b) Curricular content related to nursing courses shall include but not be limited to: (1) Nursing knowledge, judgment and skills related to the nursing process; (2) Leadership, management, or organization of effective, safe nursing care; (3) Physiological, psychological, spiritual and cultural nursing interventions; (4) Promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health; and (5) The art and science of nursing including legal, ethical, and end of life issues.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), cannot find a score on the exam website.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapists
State Department New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Governing Board, the New Hampshire Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth/boards/occupationaltherapy/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Successfully completed 6 months of supervised field work approved by the institutions providing their academic programs. Or or be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc., or its successor organization.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The entry level certification examination for occupational therapists -- the examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc., 450

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board, the New Hampshire Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth/boards/physicaltherapy/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Jurisprudence Examination The examination shall be: (1) Taken at home using pen and paper or if available electronically taken on a secure web site provided to the applicant by the physical therapy governing board; (2) Open book; and (3) Consist of 20 questions. An individual shall achieve a passing score of at least 80 percent or at least 16 correct answers. 2. Have taken and passed the national physical therapy examination developed by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy to test entry-level competence for physical therapists, 600.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
State Department Hyperlink https://www.nh.gov/psychology/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework (a) The applicant shall complete a course of study, encompassing a minimum of 3 academic years of full time graduate study. (b) A minimum of one academic year of full-time academic graduate study in psychology shall be completed in residence at the institution granting the doctoral degree. (c) In residence shall be determined based on criteria which includes the following: (1) Predominant modality is face-to-face instruction; (2) Advising and evaluation is done face-to-face; (3) Students have face-to-face access to a core psychology faculty whose primary time and employment responsibilities are to the institution; and (4) Students have face-to-face access to other students matriculated in the program. (d) Applicants shall have instruction in: (1) Scientific and professional ethics and standards; (2) Research design and methodology; (3) Statistics, (4) Psychometrics, (5) Psychotherapy techniques; and (6) Addictive behavior. (e) At least 24 semester hours or 36-quarter hours of course work shall include a minimum of 3 or more graduate semester hours, 5 or more graduate quarter hours, in each of the following content areas: (1) Biological and chemical bases of behavior including: a. Physiological psychology; b. Comparative psychology; c. Neuropsychology; d. Sensation and perception; and e. Psychopharmacology. (2) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior including: a. Learning; b. Thinking; c. Motivation; and d. Emotion. (3) Social bases of behavior including: a. Social psychology; b. Group processes; c. Organization and systems theory; and d. Cultural diversity. (4) Individual differences including: a. Personality theory; b. Human development; and c. Abnormal psychology.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? (a) Applicants shall have completed at least 2 years of supervised clinical experience in that area of psychology in which they plan to practice. (b) A year of supervised clinical experience shall include not less than 1500 clock hours, to have been completed within not less than 12 and not more than 24 consecutive calendar months. (c) Each supervisor shall be licensed in the state where the supervision takes place. (d) Acceptable clinical supervised experience shall include direct, formal contact with a senior person who is responsible for the educational development and guidance of the supervisee. (e) Supervision shall occur on site where the applicant delivers services, and be provided by someone who is familiar with the applicant�s work; (f) Supervised experience shall not include class work, practicum experience, or other course-related experiences. (g) Supervised experience shall not begin until the applicant has completed 2 academic years of full-time graduate training in psychology. (h) Independent private practice shall not be considered acceptable supervised professional experience. (i) Supervisors shall not have a dual relationship with the supervisee, such as a spouse, close relative, or therapist. (j) The first year of clinical supervised experience shall occur as a formal internship. (k) The internship shall: (1) Be from an APA approved internship program; or (2) Be an organized training program that shall: a. Be designed to provide the intern with a planned, programmed sequence of training experiences; b. Have a clearly designated staff psychologist who is responsible for the integrity and quality of the training program and is licensed as a psychologist by a state board of examiners in psychology; c. Have 2 or more psychologists on the staff as supervisors, at least one of who was actively licensed as a psychologist by a state board of examiners in psychology; d. Provide internship supervision by a staff member or by an affiliate of that agency who carried clinical responsibility for the cases being supervised; e. Provide internship supervision where at least half of the supervision was provided by one or more psychologists; f. Provide training in a range of assessment and treatment activities conducted directly with patients seeking health services; g. Provide 25% of the trainee's time in direct patient contact a minimum of 375 hours; h. Be a minimum of 1500 hours completed within 24 months; i Provide a minimum of 2 hours per week, regardless of whether the internship was completed in one year or 2, of regularly scheduled, formal, face-to-face individual supervision with the specific intent of dealing with health services rendered directly by the intern; j. Provide at least 2 hours per week in learning activities. k. Have a minimum of 2 interns at the internship levels of training during the applicant's training period; l. Provide the trainee with a title such as 'intern', 'resident', 'fellow' or other designation of trainee status; and m. Have a written statement or brochure which: 1. Describes the goals and content of the internship; 2. States clear expectations for quantity and quality of trainee's work; and 3. Is made available to prospective interns. (l) The second year of supervised experience shall follow the internship year subject to the following: (1) The second year of experience shall follow the internship and may be completed prior to receiving the doctoral degree; (2) Trainee title shall not be required for the second year of supervision; (3) The second year of supervision shall be supervision of the applicant's direct health service in psychology provided to individuals or groups of patients/clients; and (4) The second year of supervision shall consist of one hour per week of face-to-face clinical supervision for a total of 50 hours.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. All applicants for licensure shall pass the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and the written essays designated in Mhp 301.04 (j)(1)-(6). (a) The passing score on the pen and pencil EPPP shall be 70%. (b) The passing score on the computerized EPPP shall be a scaled score of 500. 2. Essay exam.

Psychologist – School

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department New Hampshire Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If not having a doctorate in school psychology, the applicant needs to: Completion of at least 60 semester hours or the equivalent of graduate study, of which at least 54 hours are exclusive of credit for the supervised internship experience as described in b. below with an earned master's degree that includes coursework in the following areas: 1. Human growth and development; 2. Learning theory; 3. Theories of personality; 4. Abnormal psychology; 5. Statistics and research methods; 6. Purposes and organization of public schools; 7. Teaching strategies and programs for exceptional children; 8. Individual intellectual assessment; 9. Individual personality assessment; 10. Educational evaluation techniques; and 11. Counseling/psychotherapeutic techniques, including group therapy.

Social Worker – Independent Clinical

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Independent Clinical Social Worker
State Department New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/licertocc/licertocc-index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework (a) At least 30 semester hours or 48 quarter hours of the course work for the master's in social work degree shall be primarily related to clinical social work in content taught as part of the curriculum of an accredited graduate school of social work. (b) A minimum of one academic year of full-time graduate study in social work shall be completed in residence at the institution granting the master's in social work degree. (c) In residence shall be determined based on criteria which includes the following: (1) Predominant modality is face-to-face instruction; (2) Advising and evaluation is done face-to-face; (3) Students have face-to-face access to a core social work faculty whose primary time and employment responsibilities are to the institution; and (4) Students have face-to-face access to other students matriculated in the program. (d) The 30 semester hours or 48-quarter hours shall be from at least 5 of the following areas of study: (1) Theories of personality development, ego psychology, object relations, human behavior and social environment; (2) Methods of casework or clinical interventions, social work practice, direct practice, (3) Theories of cross-cultural development, and race relations; (4) Marriage and family dynamics, family systems, and therapy with children; (5) Group behavior and dynamics; (6) Theories of psychopathology, adaptive, and maladaptive functioning; (7) Chemical dependency and substance abuse; (8) Research methods, including policy practice evaluation; and (9) Internship in a clinical setting; field placement.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Internship is included as one of the areas in the 30 semester hours or 48-quarter hours required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Pass the clinical level exam distributed by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and an essay exam as designated in Mhp 301.04 (j)(1-6). All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.

Social Worker – School

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate School Social Worker
State Department New Hampshire Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Specialist-level programs shall consist of a full time, or its equivalent in part-time, coordinated sequence of specifically focused study at the graduate level, culminating in at least a master's Degree. The program shall include at least 60 graduate semester hours or the equivalent, at least 54 hours of which shall be exclusive of credit for the supervised internship experience. A candidate for certification as a school social worker shall have the following skills, competencies and knowledge through a combination of academic experiences and demonstrated competency in the following areas: (1) consultation, the knowledge, understanding, and ability to consult about the following: a. Child development and biological factors that affect students' ability to function effectively in educational settings; b. How to emphasize students' strengths and protective factors in ways that enhance educational success; c. Issues that impact students' abilities to optimize their educational opportunities. d. The rights of people with disabilities; e. The effects of increasing social, economic, and academic pressures on children and youth; f. The value of school social work interventions; and g. The development of plans relevant to concerns in student referrals, including goals, objectives, and interventions to achieve desired outcomes; (2) ethical and professional practice; a. Ability to demonstrate commitment to the values and ethics of the social work profession; b. Ability to function as a professional school social worker in individual work with students and on an interdisciplinary team for the benefit of students; c. Skill in safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of information; d. Ability to apply the NASW Code of Ethics 1999 as it applies to school social work expectations and responsibilities; e. Ability to resolve conflicts that arise among competing expectations through knowledge of and compliance with current state and federal laws, rules, local policies, and the ethical principles section, as set forth in the NASW Standards for School Social Work Services 2002, as they apply to the implementation of social work services in a school setting; (3) planning, coordination, and implementation of social work services consistent with success in a school setting; (4) working in the school environment to intervene and facilitate student success; (5) knowledge and understanding of educational systems and its application to effective practice: (6) research, assessment, and evaluation relating to program and practice; More detailed information can be found in the web link above.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The program shall include at least 60 graduate semester hours or the equivalent, at least 54 hours of which shall be exclusive of credit for the supervised internship experience.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department New Hampshire Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board, the New Hampshire Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals
State Department Hyperlink https://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth/boards/speechlanguage/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion within such educational program of: a. At least 25 clock hours of supervised clinical observation: *Concerning the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with disorders of speech, language, or hearing, and *Under the direct supervision of a supervisor holding a valid certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology; and b. At least 375 clock hours of supervised clinical practice: *Approved by the institution providing the educational program; and *Including direct evaluation and treatment of clients with speech, language, or hearing disorders
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The speech-language pathology examination that is part of the Praxis series administered by the Educational Testing Service, a score of at least 600.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Is called speech-language specialists". Age range is 3-Grade 12. These are professional employees of a school district and must be certified as educators. With a SLP license will be considered meeting the requirements. If not, this is a license + endorsement (need an initial educator license + educational specialist endorsement). The requirements are: 1. Completion of an approved program of professional preparation in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders; or completion of a comparable program outside of New Hampshire; or individualized Professional Development Plan, which must include completion of a Master�s degree in communications disorders. 2. Initial certification requires passing the PRAXIS I pre-professional skills test (PPST) and PRAXIS II, if applicable. The State Board has approved a composite score option for PRAXIS I. Candidates must have an overall score of 518 or higherand a minimum passing score of 172 for Reading; 170 for Writing; and 170 for Mathematics.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education Teacher in Area of Blind and Vision Disabilities
State Department New Hampshire Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Initial certification requires passing the PRAXIS I pre-professional skills test (PPST). The State Board has approved a composite score option for PRAXIS I. Candidates must have an overall score of 518 or higher and a minimum passing score of 172 for Reading; 170 for Writing; and 170 for Mathematics.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The alternative route (all components A, B, & C) is a certification process designed for candidates who have gained the competencies, skills, and knowledge other than the traditional preparation programs. Alternative A is a process that includes both written examination and oral review (portfolio). Alternative B is a process that recognizes National or regional licensure. Alternative C is a process that allows for transcript analysis for administrator certification. Alternative A, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) letter of intent from the candidate; (3) official college transcripts; (4) employer verification of 3 months full time teaching. Upon receipt of these items detailed procedures and list of additional materials required will be mailed to you if you qualify. The NON-REFUNDABLE $300.00 processing fee for Alternative A is due at the time of submission of the additional required materials. Alternative B, submit the following: (1) completed application; (2) copy of National or Regional licensure; (3) official college transcripts; (4) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential. Alternative C (transcript analysis for administrative areas only), submit the following: (1) application; (2) official college transcripts; (3) $130.00 certification fee for initial certification, or $20.00 if adding an endorsement to an existing New Hampshire credential.