CNMI Certification Requirements & Available Licenses

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Certification Requirements & Available Licenses



Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education (Grades K-8)

Special Education (Grades K-12)

Middle School - Mathematics (Grades 6-8)

License Not Available: Middle School Science

Secondary Education - Social Studies

Secondary Education - Mathematics

Secondary Education - Biology

Secondary Education - Chemistry

Secondary Education - Earth and Space Sciences

Secondary Education - Physics

Not Available: English to Speakers of Another Language

School Administration


The CNMI has the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher licensure: 


1. RECIPROCITY THROUGH UTAH:WGU students in the CNMI must first obtain their Utah teaching certificate, and then apply for licensure in the CNMI. Please see Utah teacher certification requirements.

2. DEGREE:Possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree.
3. PROGRAM: Completion of a state-approved/accredited teacher education program.

4. BACKGROUND CHECK: Completion of an FBI Fingerprint check to accompany the application.


5. MEDICAL EXAM: Completion of a medical exam to accompany the application.


6. BASIC SKILLS EXAM:Passing scores on the required basic skills exam

7. CONTENT EXAMS:Passing scores on the required subject matter examinations.

For further details on these requirements, please see the CNMI Public School System (PSS) Human Resources website.





Article Number : 19994, 2587

Version history
Revision #:
10 of 10
Last update:
‎01-22-2019 02:55 PM
Updated by:
Labels (1)