This application is for individuals who hold a five (5)-year renewable Idaho certificate and are seeking to add new certificate(s) and/or endorsement(s).

If revisions or additions to an Idaho credential are requested at the time the credential is being renewed, the revisions or additions can be made at no cost, provided the applicant meets current standards.

A complete application must include the following items:

  • Checks and money orders are to be made payable to the Idaho Department of Education
  • Credit cards are not accepted at this time
  • Payment is non-refundable
  • Cash in the exact amount will be accepted for walk-ins
  • Official transcripts must verify new certification and endorsement areas
  • Official transcripts may be opened by the applicant as long as they are printed on the institution’s original security paper
  • Please include transcripts with your packet in order to expedite the processing of your application
  • If transcripts are not included with your packet, please note in your application whether you are sending them electronically or by mail
  • Transcripts will not be accepted until two weeks after the application is received as we cannot link them to your application until it is received
  • Official transcripts sent electronically/faxed directly from the university/college are acceptable

Applicants seeking to add a School Nurse, Occupational or Physical Therapist, or Speech-Language Pathologist endorsement are not required to submit an Institutional Recommendation form.

  • Form must be completed by the appropriate official from the College of Education at the applicant’s university/college
  • Form must verify completion of an:
    • Idaho Certification Program
    • Out-of-State NCATE/TEAC/CAEP/AAQEP accredited program

For applicants seeking to add an Administrator Certificate:

  • Professional experience gained while holding a certificate is the only experience accepted. Experience gained while student teaching and/or substitute teaching is not accepted
  • Applicants for an Administrator Certificate are required to verify a minimum of four (4) years of full time certificated experience working with Pre-K-12 students while under contract in an accredited school setting

For applicants who have completed the Alternative Authorization-Teacher to New Requirements:

This is only applicable for those candidates that have completed their selected option requirements of an approved district/charter school Alternative Authorization – Teacher to New application (see conditions on certificate for approved option).

Option I Candidates – College/University

  • Institutional Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts

Option II Candidates – Master’s degree in the content area

Option III Candidates – content area assessment plus mentoring

Mail complete packet to:

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

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