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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Paraeducator Certification

Lic/Auth Type
Requirements - First Issuance

Completion of a an approved paraeducation certification program and verification of high school completion or equivalence.

5 years

Student assistance - not leading any direct instruction


3 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.

Other Information

Optional in most settings.

List of Paraeducator Program Offerings