Requirements - First Issuance
Held or eligible to hold an Iowa teaching license.
One renewal credit chosen from the following options:
- verification of at least 30 days of substitute teaching (obtain a letter from the district(s)) - OR
- one year of teaching experience - OR
- one renewal credit course
The renewal credit option chosen needs to have been completed during the term of the substitute license or be no more than five years old if the license has expired.
Mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse is also required.
Yes - if more time is needed to complete renewal requirements.
Applicants prepared at a non-Iowa college will use a different application than those prepared at an Iowa college or applicants already licensed to teach in Iowa.
First Application for an Iowa Substitute license (out of state Institution, not seeking full teaching license) slide presentation