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Professional Administrator

Lic/Auth Type: 
Requirements - First Issuance: 

One year serving as an administrator in an Iowa public school, or two years in an accredited private or out-of-state setting.

Usually an Initial Administrator or Administrator Exchange holder converts to the Professional Administrator.

5 years

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


4 renewal credits which must include an approved evaluator course.  For an applicant who also holds a specialist’s or doctor’s degree, two units are needed.  Mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse is required.


Yes - if more time is needed to complete renewal requirements.

Other Informaton: 

Renewing this license automatically renews the evaluator authority (separate application and fee to renew evaluator not required). 

Printed from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website on September 25, 2022 at 8:56am.