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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

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 Information

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