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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Initial Professional Service

Lic/Auth Type
Requirements - First Issuance

Master's degree and completion of a professional service license program specific to an education setting. 


2 years

Limited to professional service license areas listed on license. Not eligible to add teaching endorsements. 


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


Applicants who will meet the experience requirement within one year.


Convert to the full Professional Service License after the last day of school once the standard license experience requirement has been met.

Other Information

School counselor, School psychologist, Speech-language pathologist, Supervisor of special education (support), Director of special education of an AEA, School social worker, School audiologist.