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Initial Career and Technical Authorization

Lic/Auth Type: 
Requirements - First Issuance: 

6000 hours of experience or 4000 hours and a bachelor's degree in a career and technical field.

3 years

Limited to career and technical fields listed on the authorization. Not eligible for conditional licensure. 


Available if coursework progress has been made during the term of the initial career and technical authorization. Mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.


Apply for the Career and Technical Authorization upon completion of the required coursework.

All applicants for an Initial Career and Technical Education authorization must complete these requirements during the 3 year term of their initial CTE authorization:

  1. Iowa approved Human Relations course
  2. Methods of teaching Career and Technical Education
  3. Curriculum design and construction
  4. Evaluation of programs and students. (also called Educational Psychology)
  5. Coursework in the instruction of Exceptional Learners
  6. Ethics Training
Other Informaton: 

Career and technical areas include but are not limited to areas such as construction, plumbing, electrical, welding, auto body/mechanics, drafting, agriculture, culinary arts, and nursing.

Printed from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website on October 25, 2020 at 6:20am.