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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

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.


Current Announcements

  • Fingerprinting Services

    All individuals wishing to be printed at the BoEE office must first make an appointment by calling our main number (515-281-3245). No walk-ins will be permitted. 

  • Office Hours

    Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Processing times, late fees and extensions

    You must have a valid license in order to serve as an educator in Iowa. You may need to apply for an extension if your license is expiring soon. Late fees will be assessed for applications received after a license has expired.

  • Testing

    Governor Reynolds signed HF2081 into law on June 13, 2022, eliminating the requirement that graduates from Iowa teacher preparation programs pass a program completion assessment, such as the PRAXIS, edTPA or PPAT. C

Office Hours and Location

 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Office Location: 701 E Court Ave  Suite A  Des Moines, IA  50309

Consultants may be reached via phone or email during regular business hours. In-person visits to consultants are by appointment only. (We will be closed for core state holidays.)