The State Department of Education has a new Teacher Certification Lookup Tool available on our website that should make it easier for you to keep track of your certification status and deadlines. The tool replaces the Department's cumbersome and expensive practice of mailing paper reminders about certification deadlines, and it adds a helpful new feature or two.
The Teacher Certification Lookup Tool offers a convenient way for you to check when you are coming up for certification renewal. Since paper reminders are no longer being sent, it is important that you occasionally check to ensure your certification is still current. Since this online information is also available to the general public, you may want to double check that your credentials are displayed correctly.
The tool displays all of a teacher's credentials and endorsements and shows the areas in which a teacher is highly qualified to teach. It also conveniently lists all the assignments a teacher's endorsement allows him/her to teach.
The site can be accessed through www.sde.idaho.gov by clicking “Teacher Certification” in the "Hot Topics" bar at the top of the page, and then clicking on “Certification Look-Up Tool” in the toolbar on the left side of the next page. It can also be accessed directly at the following link: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/CertLookUp_offline.htm.