Renew a Teaching License through the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Update My Information with the BOEE – update your current address and email address. This is essential so that you will receive important updates and expiration reminders.
The BOEE is no longer printing and mailing licenses. The new system will send you a color PDF of your license. You may also view your license at any time on our website under "search for a license". The website version of your license is considered your official license record.
Search for a license – view your current license type, endorsement, expiration dates, and if a pending transaction has been processed.
New teachers just out of college receive an initial license. This is a two-year license. Teachers must show evidence of two successful years of teaching and have successfully been evaluated using the Iowa Comprehensive Evaluation to be eligible for a standard license. Staff development or college hours earned during the term of the initial license do not count toward the application for the standard license. Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.
Teachers who currently hold an initial license, have taught successfully for two years, and have successfully been evaluated using the Iowa Comprehensive Evaluation will receive a standard license when they renew. The standard license is good for five years. Six semester hours are needed for renewal, all of which may be staff development credits. Credits may be obtained by taking any of the GPAEA staff development courses. We also offer graduate credit from Drake, Morningside and Viterbo for most of our courses. Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.
Master Educator License
The Master Educator teaching license is also a five-year license. A masters degree and five years of teaching experience are needed to qualify for this license. Four semester hour units are needed for renewal. These hours can be either staff development or college credit. Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.
To renew your substitute license, you must have substituted for at least 30 days during the term of your current license or completed a one semester hour staff development or college course. Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.
Paraeducator Certification & Renewal
The Paraeducator Certificate is valid for five years and may be renewed by taking three semester hours of AEA relicensure or college credit . Click here for more information about the Paraeducator Certificate or click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.
Substitute Authorization & Renewal
The Substitute Authorization is good for three years and may be renewed by taking two semester hours of AEA relicensure or college credit. Click here for more information about the Substitute Authorization or click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.
Iowa Evaluator Approval Training Program
Click here for more information about the Iowa Evaluator Approval Training Program.
Click here to obtain more information regarding a Coaching Authorization license.
Great Prairie AEA does not offer Coaching Authorization training. AEA PD Online Learning System offers self-paced courses, called 7-Second Coaching Coaching Course developed by Coach Tyler Brandt. The fee is $315, click here to access the Learning System for more information.
Click here for a list of Coaching for Iowa K-12 Schools
More Licensure, Authorization & Certificate Information
For more information, please visit the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website.