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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Professional Service

Lic/Auth Type
Requirements - First Issuance

Two years of successful service in a professional service license area in an Iowa public school, or 3 years in an accredited private or out-of-state setting.

5 years

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


4 renewal credits (or 2 renewal credits if the applicant holds a doctor's or specialist's degree) and the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.


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

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.