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Holders of the substitute license may serve as a substitute in any subject, any grade level.
Contact Information
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave Suite A
Des Moines IA, 50309(map)
Linda Espeylinda.espey@iowa.gov
P: (515) 725-2146
F: (515) 281-7669

License Details

Code Citation
272
Who Applies
Educators who hold, have held, or are eligible to hold a teaching license are eligible for a substitute license.
When To Apply
4-6 weeks prior to the start of employment
Initial Requirements
Educators who hold, have held, or are eligible to hold a teaching license are eligible for a substitute license.
Duration
5 years
Processing Time
4-6 weeks
Fee Structure
$85 to apply $75 background check for new applicants (out of state) $95 to renew
Renewal Requirements
One renewal credit, or proof of 30 days of substitute teaching, or proof of one year of teaching, in the previous five years, and the mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse.
Exam
none
Additional Information
Educators may also use a valid teaching or administrator license to serve as a substitute teacher.
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