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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners


We are accepting online or in-person CPR certification from the providers below:


Coaching for Iowa K-12 Schools

Coaching in Iowa (paid or volunteer) requires a valid authorization or endorsement. Issued licenses may be found here:  Search for a license

Click here for more information about coaching license types and requirements.


Apply for/Renew My License 


Status Checks After a Coaching Application Has Been Submitted

Your coaching application is line for processing once the status says “Pending Internal Review”.  Feel free to log on and show your submit date to your school official.  From that date, expect 1-3 weeks for a new license, 2-4 weeks for a renewal, and 1-3 days for an extension.  All applications and renewals are processed in the order received.  If we can issue a temporary coaching permit, we will do so automatically.  When/if that happens, the applicant will be notified via email. We no longer expedite applications at admin/AD request.  To monitor the progress of your application, keep checking your email and the search for a license page. 

Click here for tips on expediting your application.


Additional Links:

- Concussion training


Mandatory Reporter (requires BOTH child AND ADULT versions)

- Coaching Authorization Program Providers

- National Federation of High Schools (NFHS)

-Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)

-Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU)