This application is for individuals who are applying for a five (5)-year renewable Pupil Service Staff certificate with an endorsement in one of the areas listed below.

Areas of endorsement:

  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • School Counselor (K-12)
  • School Nurse
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Speech-Language Pathologist


All applicants for Pupil Service Staff certificates should submit:

  • Completed and signed Idaho Educator Certification Application packet
  • Application fee of $75.00
    • Checks and money orders are to be made payable to the State Department of Education (SDE)
    • Credit cards are not accepted at this time
    • Payment is non-refundable
    • Cash in the exact amount will be accepted for walk-ins
  • Completed Background Investigation Check (BIC) packet including:
    • Background Investigation Check Form
    • Instructions for Handling Fingerprint Cards Form
    • Non-Criminal Justice Privacy Statement Form
    • State Department of Education Fingerprint Card
    • $28.25 processing fee
      • Checks and money orders are to be made payable to the State Department of Education (SDE)
      • Credit cards are not accepted at this time
      • Payment is non-refundable
      • Cash in the exact amount will be accepted for walk-ins

You may request a SDE BIC packet by sending an email with your name, full mailing address, and number of packets requested to fingerprintrequest@sde.idaho.gov. Packets will be mailed out within five (5) business days. For questions regarding the BIC process, please call (208) 332-6888.


Please click on the dropdowns below to view required application materials specific to your area of endorsement.


  • Official Transcript with Master’s Degree in Audiology
  • Copy of Occupational Therapist (OT) License
  • Copy of Physical Therapist (PT) License
  • Official Transcript with Master’s Degree
  • Institutional Recommendation verifying state-approved School Counselor Program
    • To include verification of a 700 hour practicum in K-12 counseling including time in Elementary, Middle, and High School

Three (3)-year Interim Certificate (if you do not hold a Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Copy of Idaho Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Official Transcript with Nursing Program

Five (5)-year Renewable Certificate (if you hold a Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Copy of Idaho Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Official Transcript with Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Education, or health-related field
  • Official Transcript with Master’s Degree or higher in School Psychology
  • Institutional Recommendation verifying state-approved school psychologist program
    • To include verification of a 1200 hour practicum in school psychology OR
    • Copy of current National Certification for School Psychologist (NCSP) certificate
  • Official Transcript with Master’s in Social Work
  • Copy of Idaho Master’s Level Social Worker License issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses

Three (3)-year Interim Certificate

  • Official Transcript with Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Five (5)-year Renewable Certificate

  • Official Transcript with Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology


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