District Registration Instructions

School districts (hereafter, District) are required to register all individuals for the NJ–L2L Program who are newly hired into positions that require principal certification (i.e. principal, vice/assistant principal, director, assistant director). These individuals hold a Certificate of Eligibility for Principal and must complete the State–required two–year Residency for Standard Principal Certification.

The hiring District must register each new school leader and complete all required information in order for the on–line registration to be submitted. The District is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of all information. Upon submission, confirmation and a copy of the online District Registration Form is sent electronically to:

  1. the District employee who submitted the District Registration Form to confirm receipt of registration and accuracy of all information
  2. the new school leader who was registered (hereafter, Resident) to confirm receipt of registration and check accuracy of all information
  3. the New Jersey Department of Education (hereafter, NJDOE) for notification of District registration
  4. the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA)/NJ–L2L Program (hereafter, NJ–L2L) to begin the pairing process for Residents and mentors

Following online submission of the District Registration Form, the NJDOE sends a formal letter of notification electronically to the District.

When the registration is received, NJ–L2L will begin the Resident–Mentor pairing process. Mentors will contact the Residents with whom they are paired within two (2) weeks of the district’s registration to schedule an initial meeting with the Resident and District Contact Person to complete the State-required documents for the Residency. Mentors will be responsible for transmitting all State–required documents to NJ–L2L, and NJ–L2L will maintain copies for its records and forward originals to the NJDOE within thirty (30) days of the District’s registration. The Residency will begin when all required documents and full payment of the registration fee is received by FEA. Notification of receipt of documents and payment will be sent to all relevant parties.

Registration Fee (for residents who will begin their residency on or after July 1, 2010)

A revised plan to streamline the payment process has been developed. As of July 1, 2010, residents will pay their mentors directly. The fee for year-one mentoring should be payable in the following manner:

$800 Two-year administrative fee paid by credit card (download the Payment Form for Payment by Credit) or by check made out to FEA and submitted to:
FEA
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831-1564
$1,500 The mentor stipend must be paid by the resident to the mentor by the end of the 10th month
$1,000 The mentor stipend must be paid by the resident to the mentor by the end of the 24th month

Attach check or Payment by Credit Card Form when submitting your resident documents.

The administrative fee of $800 must be paid in full before the Residency may begin. Payment may be paid by credit card (download the Payment Form for Payment by Credit) or by check made out to FEA and submitted to:

FEA
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831-1564

Note: Individuals hired into positions requiring principal certification prior to July 1, 2005 may be eligible to be grandfathered for a one-year Residency under the old regulations subject to review and approval by the NJDOE on a case–by–case basis. New school leaders or their districts must contact the NJDOE at (609) 292–6378 to request a review of their particular circumstances to determine eligibility for a 1–year Residency. The NJDOE will notify NJ–L2L and the Resident of its determination by email. If approved for a one (1) year Residency, new school leaders will follow an adapted program of the required two–year Residency experiences, which will be aligned with the process prescribed under the new regulations.

Click here for more information about NJ-L2L, or click here to register your school leader into NJ–L2L. Please contact Ed Canzanese at 609-860-1200 or ecanzanese@njpsa.org should you have any questions concerning enrolling new administrators in the L2L program.