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Current Announcements  - Updated: June 14, 2022

Testing: Governor Reynolds signed HF2081 into law on June 13, 2022, eliminating the requirement that graduates from Iowa teacher preparation programs pass a program completion assessment, such as the PRAXIS, edTPA or PPAT. Candidates should contact their Iowa teacher preparation program before applying for the initial teaching license. 

Processing times, late fees, and extensions: You must have a valid license in order to serve as an educator in Iowa. You may need to apply for an extension if your license is expiring soon. Late fees will be assessed for applications received after a license has expired.

Substitute licensure:  Click here for more information about substitute licensure

Office Hours: Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Consultants may be reached via phone or email during regular business hours. In-person visits to consultants are by appointment only.  (We will be closed for core state holidays)

Fingerprinting Services: All individuals wishing to be printed at the BoEE office must first make an appointment by calling our main number (515-281-3245). No walk-ins will be permitted. 

BoEE Has Moved!  We are no longer located in the Grimes State Office Building.  See our Contact Us page for more details.