The application process below is intended for individuals applying for a certificate in Idaho who have completed an educator preparation program in another country and hold a current credential to teach in another county.


A complete application must include the following items:

  • 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

Documentation may include:

Applicants from a foreign country applying for an Idaho certificate must provide a written evaluation from an AICE or NACES approved organization that is qualified to evaluate foreign credentials and transcripts. This written evaluation must verify an academic equivalency to American-based education, including a course-by-course transcript summary.

Mail complete packet to:


State Department of Education
Attn: Teacher Certification
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0027


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