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Initial Administrator

Lic/Auth Type: 
Requirements - First Issuance: 
  1. Hold or be eligible for an Iowa teaching license.
  2. Verify three years of teaching experience.
  3. Completion of the requirements for an administrative endorsement.
  4. Completion of a master’s degree. 
1 year

Full administration authority for the grade levels and endorsements listed on the license. Also holds substitute authority including long-term subbing.


Two renewals are available if needed. The second (and final) renewal requires proof of employment in a contracted position that will lead to the professional administrator license. No credits required. Mandatory reporter training for child and dependent a


Applicants who will meet the experience requirement within one year.


Convert to the  professional administrator license the experience requirement has been met (one full year or two full years - do not apply early). Must have been listed as an administrator on BEDS.

Other Informaton: 

Due to the limited number of renewals, it is best to let this license type expire if not serving as an administrator  in a setting that will lead to the professional administrator license. The license can be renewed or extended at a later date.

Printed from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website on September 25, 2022 at 10:29am.