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 in promoting the success of all Idaho students through educational excellence and highly effective instruction.
NOTE: June through October is a busy time of the year. Please allow 8 - 10 weeks for all certification applications to be processed during this time.
I have an out-of-state certificate or completed an out-of-state program.
My out-of-state certificate has expired; how do I get an Idaho certificate?
Routes to gain Idaho teaching certification.
Renewing an Idaho Certificate/Credential
Information on required Mathematical Thinking for Instruction class
Information on required Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Class/Assessment
Applying for an Idaho Certificate/Credential
Find out more information on Praxis testing.
Revising a Current Idaho Certificate/Credential (adding a certificate and/or endorsement)
Expired Idaho Certificate/Credential
Obtaining a Duplicate/Copy of an Idaho Certificate/Credential
Alternative Authorizations / Routes to Certification (Alternate Routes to Teaching in Idaho)
Notice: Regarding Adding Endorsements to Idaho Certificates. The Idaho State Department of Education no longer conducts transcript evaluations to determine endorsement eligibility. Please Click Here for more information.
For Alternative Authorization forms please see the packets of information on the following web page: www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/alt_routes.htm
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) cancels the balance of a borrower’s federal student loan debt after he or she has served full-time in a public service role for 10 years, while making on-time qualifying loan payments each month. Among the new materials is an employment certification form that allows borrowers to keep track of eligible employment and payments. Also, the new materials allow borrowers to find out, today, if their job and loan payments will qualify them for loan forgiveness in the future, as well as how many payments they have left to submit. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice/.