Applying for an Idaho Certificate/Credential

Applicants must use their current legal name when applying for any Idaho certificate / credential / license.
Certificate/Credential for Out-of-State Applicants

This application packet is intended for those individuals who have a current, valid certificate/credential/license in another state OR for those who have completed an NCATE-approved teacher preparation program within the last two years, but are not currently certificated.

Initial Certificate/Credential for Interim Certificate Completers

This application packet is intended for those individuals who have completed all the requirements for their three (3) -year interim certificate and are now seeking their five (5)-year renewable initial Idaho certificate/credential (i.e., out-of state candidates who have completed their three (3)-year interim requirements, ABTCE interim certificate completers, Alternative Authorization - Content Specialist completers).

Initial Certificate/Credential for Idaho Graduates

This application packet is intended for those individuals who have completed a teacher preparation program at an Idaho college/university and are seeking their initial Idaho certificate/credential. CHECK WITH YOUR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE FOR INSTITUTION SPECIFIC APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO APPLICATION.

Postsecondary Specialist Certificate Application Guideline

This application packet is intended for those 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. Separation from the employing university shall invalidate the certificate.

Interim Certificate/Credential for ABCTE Applicants

This application packet is intended for those individuals who have completed all of the ABCTE testing requirements and have received an ABCTE passport to teaching/certificate of completion.

Certificate/Credential for Educators Trained in Foreign Institutions

This application packet is intended for those individuals applying for a certificate/credential in Idaho who have completed a teacher preparation program in another country.

Certificate/Credential for Professional-Technical Education

Professional-Technical Education Website