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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)
Jessica Kurtzjessica.kurtz@iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-3245
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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