#board of education
The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners is no longer printing and mailing licenses as of July 1, 2016. Check our website under search for a license to view your license or to see if a pending licensure transaction has been processed. Our website version of your license is considered your official license record.
Due to the large volume of requests, transactions take four to six weeks to process. Please do not contact our office to check the status of an application unless it has been longer than six weeks.
You can use this link to access incomplete/unsubmitted applications if you don’t have the email the system sent when you started an application in our online system.
The mission of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners is to establish and enforce rigorous standards for Iowa educational practitioners to effectively address the needs of students.
- that an effective licensure system is efficient, innovative, and responsive to needs of students and educators.
- in collaboration with other organizations to improve professional development and preparation programs.
- that education is a profession.
- that establishing ethical standards protects students and practitioners.
- The Board will develop rules for practitioner licensure that maintain high standards, are research based, and provide flexibility in attainment in all credential types, especially in shortage areas.
- The Board will develop a plan to require ongoing ethics training for all licensees.
- The Board will develop a communication plan for the dissemination of information to its constituent groups.
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