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School Support - Substitute Authorization Print This Page

Holders of the substitute authorization may serve as a substitute in any grade level, any subject.
Contact Information
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave Suite A
Des Moines IA, 50319(map)
Greg Horstmanngreg.horstmann@iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-3587
F: (515) 281-7669

License Details

Code Citation
Who Applies
Anyone seeking to serve as a substitute teacher who has not completed a teacher preparation program.
When To Apply
4-6 weeks prior to the start of employment.
Initial Requirements
Associate's degree or 60 semester hours from a from a college or university accredited through an agency approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education and the completion of a substitute authorization workshop/course. Must be 21 years of age.
5 years.
Processing Time
4-6 weeks.
Fee Structure
$85 to apply $75 background check for new applicants $95 to renew
Renewal Requirements
2 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse.
Additional Information
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