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Teacher License Information

When does my license expire? and/or  What is my folder number?

This can easily be obtained by going to the Board of Educational Examiner’s website and searching using either your name or folder number. To access their webpage click: https://www.iowaonline.state.ia.us/boee/

How many credits do I need to renew my license?

Within the five year period that your license is active, those that hold a:

  • Standard License – 6 renewal/graduate credits required
  • Master License – 4 renewal/graduate credits required

Can I use Professional Development Institute (PDI) courses to re-certify?

It is best if you contact someone at the Board of Educational Examiners to determine the answer to this question. Some PDI courses have been accepted, some have not. To access their staff directory click: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/boeedir.html

Other answers to questions about teacher licensure can be found by accessing the Board of Educational Examiners’ Home Page at: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/

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