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Educator Certification 

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Idaho is experiencing a high demand for educators with industry experience to prepare Idaho’s youth and adults for high-skill, in-demand careers. Career technical educators instruct students in various technical and career-related subjects, such as information technology, healthcare, business, culinary arts, diesel technology, and more. If you have the professional experience to prepare students for a trade or technical profession, the IDCTE team is ready to help you become a certified educator. 

Whether you’re in high school, college or considering a career change, there’s a pathway to becoming an Idaho educator that’s right for your education level and experience: 


I’m a first-time Idaho educator 

New to teaching? Learn how to take the first steps toward obtaining your CTE certification. 


I’m a returning postsecondary educator 

Do you work at a college or university? Find renewal, reinstatement, and revision resources. 


I’m a returning secondary educator 

Hold or previously held an Idaho educator credential for grades 6-12? Find renewal, reinstatement, and revision resources. 


I represent a district or charter 

Have a candidate without an appropriate certificate or endorsement? Discover your options! 

Career and technical educators train as teachers in a formal college preparatory program. Others come from industry. For many career & technical educators teaching is a second or third career after they acquire valuable experience in their industry.


Please note:
As a credentialed educator, you’re solely responsible for maintaining a valid Idaho certification, continually meeting current State of Board Education rules and Idaho statutory requirements, and notifying the Educator Certification team of any changes in your contact information.

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Kristi Enger

Raley Ollerenshaw

Raley Ollerenshaw
Technical Records Specialist II

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