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Pursuant to Executive Order 10, the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners will be reviewing its existing Administrative Rules by December 31, 2024. More information about Executive Order 10 is available on the Department of Management’s website.

Read about changes to the paraeducator certification and authorization.

We are no longer located in the Grimes State Office Building.  See our Contact Us page for more details.

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

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.

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. Candidates should contact their Iowa teacher preparation program before applying for the initial teaching license.