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Teacher Licensure

Information about Iowa teaching, substitute, and paraeducator licensure.

Iowa Board of Education Examiners


All license applications and renewals are only accepted online, and no paper submissions are accepted.

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners no longer print, and mail hard copies of licenses. Check its website under “search for a license” to log in to view information about your license: license type, issue date progress of a recent renewal application, etc. The website version of your license is considered your official license record.

Due to the large volume of requests, transactions please consider it takes a minimum of four to six weeks to process, so plan accordingly.


Leading in our schools, communities, and state.

The Iowa State Education Association works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members. When you join the ISEA, you’re joining forces with the power and influence of 3.2 million members nationwide.