Career resources for New Mexico school teachers and administrators

Same Level Licensure (SLL)

Dear Educator,

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has requested that all submissions using the:
  • Same Level Licensure Online Renewal System
  • 3-Tiered Licensure System for Dossier Submission
  • Online Portfolio for Alternative Licensure (OPAL)

  • be halted as of midnight June 1, 2019.

    If you are seeking guidance on how to renew, advance, or access the OPAL systems for licensure please contact the NMPED Helpdesk using the following contact information:
  • Email: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us
  • Phone: 505-827-1436
  • Educators

    diverse group of teachers

    To be eligible to renew your Level 2 or Level 3 license through the electronic system on line, be advised that you are required to be employed and are responsible for contacting your employing school district for recommendation.

    Only licenses that are expiring within six months of expiration will be eligible to renew through VL. Moreover, in no event shall the application for continuing licensure be submitted sooner than January 1 of the expiration year.

    District Administrators

    To qualify to participate in the Same Level Licensure renewal application process, you must be currently employed by a public school district, charter school, private school, BIE school, or non-public school. Current Supervisors or District Administrators should register as Administrators within the Vision Link system to access educators' renewal applications. Administrators are also asked to indicate whether or not applicants have submitted the proper Board licenses to the school or district and are meeting licensure competencies.


    Email your questions concerning SLL content and preparation to Institute for Professional Development(IPD).

    For help with accessing and using the PED online submission system, including password or login issues, email pddhelp@visionlink.org.

    NM Public Education Department
    Professional Licensure Bureau
    120 S. Federal Place, Room 105
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

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