Cornell students in the classroom.

Steps to Licensure

  1. Complete the licensure application to be sent to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) given to you during seminar.
  2. Complete the waiver form and fingerprinting scanning information sheet prior to the fingerprinting session, which will be provided to you during seminar.
  3. Attend the fingerprinting session held during seminar.
  4. Successfully completing your exit exams in content and pedagogy (Praxis II) is required for elementary and secondary certification.

Fingerprinting session items required

  • Money order or check to the BOEE for $150 ($85 for licensure and $65 for the background check)
  • Students with a coaching licensure in hand only need to pay $85 for the licensure
  • Licensure folder number
  • Completed waiver form and fingerprint scanning information sheet
  • Valid driver’s license or passport

Recommendation will be submitted to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners after the Department of Education receives the transcript from the Registrar verifying graduation requirements have been met.

Licensure procedures

Every Iowa teacher must be licensed to teach. The license requirements are set by a Board of Educational Examiners whose members are appointed by the Governor of the State of Iowa.