Renew a Teaching License in IA
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How do I renew a teaching license in IA?
Get credit information for IA teaching license renewal here. The Board of Educational Examiners accepts Licensure Renewal Credits (LRCs) classes from the ISEA. Credits need to be earned after the issue date of the current license, or be no more than five years old if the license is expired. Your LRCs should be relevant to education or an endorsement area.
What state requirements does a teacher in Iowa need to meet for renewal?
6 License Renewal Credits (LRCs) every 5 years for a Standard License.
4 License Renewal Credits (LRCs) for Master Teachers.
Plus, a teacher in Iowa must have a Mandatory Reporter certificate from the Iowa Department of Human Services, valid for 3 years. (this free online course is available from the Iowa Department of Human Services).
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How do I contact the IA Department of Education?
Contact the Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 281-5294
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of February 16th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.