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Teaching (limited) - Career and Technical Authorization Print This Page

Holders of the career and technical authorization may provide instruction in areas such as construction, plumbing, electrical, welding, auto body/mechanics, agriculture, culinary arts, nursing, and more.
Contact Information
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave Suite A
Des Moines IA, 50309(map)
P: (515) 281-3605
F: (515) 281-7669

License Details

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Who Applies
Those seeking to teach career and technical areas who have the required experience
When To Apply
4-6 weeks prior to the start of employment
Initial Requirements
Initial career and technical authorization: 6000 hours of experience or 4000 hours and a bachelor's degree. A position offer is required. To move to the full career and technical authorization, specific pedagogy coursework is required.
Initial career and technical authorization - three years - may be renewed once. Full career and technical authorization - five years.
Processing Time
4-6 weeks.
Fee Structure
$85 to apply $75 background check for new applicants $95 to renew
Renewal Requirements
6 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse.
Additional Information
Not eligible for conditional licensure or to add teaching endorsements.
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