The Certification department at the Idaho State Department of Education has a strong commitment to high standards for all school personnel. Our mission is to support districts and education professionals to promote the success of all Idaho students by striving for educational excellence and highly effective instruction.

Applying for Idaho Educator Certification

There are numerous ways to obtain a certificate in Idaho such as reinstatement, renewal, or transfers from out-of-state. Please view the Applying for Idaho Educator Certification page for descriptions on all of the application options.


Initial Certificate

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New Certificate

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Non-traditional Certificate

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