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.
APPLY FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION
There are numerous ways to obtain a certificate in Idaho. Use the pulldowns below, or take our quiz, to determine which application is right for you.
If you need an official duplicate of your current certificate you can request one using the On-Line Teacher Certification Tool.
|Certificate for Out-of-State Applicants||For individuals who completed an educator preparation program and/or hold a current, valid certificate in another state.|
|Initial Certificate for Idaho Graduates||For individuals who have completed an educator preparation program at an Idaho college/university and are seeking their initial Idaho certificate/credential.|
|Interim Certificate for Non-Traditional Candidates||For individuals who have completed the preliminary requirements of the non-traditional route to certification (ABCTE, CSI, LCSC or TFA).|
|Certificate for Pupil Service Staff||For individuals applying for a five (5) year renewable Pupil Service Staff Certificate.|
|Interim Certificate for Foreign Educators||For individuals who completed an educator preparation program in another country and/or hold a current, valid certificate in another country.|
|Initial Certificate for Postsecondary Specialist||For individuals who hold a master’s degree or higher in the content area being taught and are employed as a current faculty member from an accredited Idaho postsecondary institution.|
|Renewal of an Idaho Certificate||For individuals who need to renew their current, valid Idaho education credential.|
|Reinstatement of an Idaho Certificate||For individuals who hold an expired Idaho education credential.|
|Revision of an Idaho Certificate||For individuals who need to add a new certificate and/or endorsement to an existing Idaho education credential.|
|Completers of an Interim Certificate||For individuals who have completed all the requirements for their three-year interim certificate and are now seeking their five year renewable Idaho certificate.|
|Alternative Authorizations for District||For local education agencies who are looking to fill a position with a candidate who does not hold an appropriate certificate/endorsement.|
|Public Charter School Administrator Certificate||This application is for a public charter school board of directors to hire a public charter school administrator under the provisions of Idaho Code 33-5206(4).|
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