Applying for certification in Idaho with an expired out-of-state certificate

The Idaho Teacher Certification Office cannot accept applications from educators whose out-of-state certification has expired. If your out-of-state certificate has expired and you wish to apply for Idaho certification, the best option is to do whatever is required to renew your out-of-state certificate. Once you have renewed that certificate, you can apply for an Idaho Interim Certificate by following the process on our website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/cert_cred.htm

If you cannot renew your out-of-state certificate, you can obtain an Idaho Interim Certificate by passing the ABCTE (American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence) tests in a teaching area. You would then need to teach successfully for two (2) years under a mentor teacher in Idaho and complete all requirements of the ABCTE process before a 5-year, renewable certification could be issued. For more information on ABCTE, please see: www.abcte.org/teach/idaho.

The only other option for apply for Idaho certification if your out-of-state certificate has expired is to work with the College of Education of an Idaho university or an out-of-state university with an NCATE- or CAEP-approved certification program to obtain a full Institutional Recommendation from the College of Education of that university.