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ISEA’s Framework for Understanding the Iowa Teaching Standards
To obtain a teaching license in Iowa, you must contact the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
Iowa has one of the nation’s most rigorous teacher licensure procedures. Teaching licenses are granted by the state, upon the recommendation of the accredited institution at which the applicant completed an undergraduate program and upon the successful completion of two years of teaching as determined by a state evaluation system.
Iowa educators must renew their license every five years and need to use the Iowa Board of Educator Educational Examiners electronic forms to renew their license online. It is recommended they start the process well in advance (at least 4-6 weeks) in advance of the expiration date. Please be sure to renew your Mandatory Child Abuse and Adult Dependent Adult Training every five years even if that date does not coincide with the date of the date of the expiration of the Teaching License Renewal date. An educator must keep the training certificate received for the Mandatory Child Abuse training to submit with the License Renewal form to the Iowa BOEE when renewing his or her license.