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Teacher Certifications

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Please be advised that ALL initial, renewal, and reinstate applications require you to submit official college transcripts.  If we already have your transcripts on file, there is no need to request them again.  If we don’t have new credits on file, request that transcripts be sent to Thank you!


Thank you for your interest in teaching career & technical education in Idaho! We believe in preparing Idaho’s youth and adults for high skill, in demand careers, and look forward to working with you to achieve this critical mission.

For those of you who are visiting to renew, revise, or reinstate your certification thank you for all you do for Idaho’s students.

We hope to make your certification process as easy, quick, and clear as possible.

Here are two forms you will need every time you re-certify:

You can find basic information about what a CTE teacher does, available positions, and qualifications here:

Please Note: As the credentialed educator, you are solely responsible for maintaining a current valid Idaho certification. You must continually meet the current State Board of Education rule and Idaho statutory requirements. Visit the State Board of Education Website

You must also notify the State Department of Education certification office if you change your name or address. Visit the State Department of Education Website

Industry Experience:

Do you have industry experience and want to teach career & technical education in Idaho?

Teacher Preparation Path:

Have you completed a teacher preparation program at an Idaho College and want to get your initial certification with a “Career & Technical Endorsement,” or would you like to add a “Career & Technical Endorsement” to your existing secondary certification?


Do you need to renew your career & technical education certification?


Do you need to revise your career & technical education certification?

Idaho Credential Standards for Postsecondary Career & Technical Faculty and Administrators

Certification Guidelines:

Learn about the guidelines for career & technical certification.

Occupational Specialist Certificate Guidelines:

Teacher Preparation Path with a CTE Endorsement Guidelines:

CTE Administrator Certification Guidelines:

CTE Endorsement Guidelines:

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are seeking information regarding certification for an academic secondary program in Idaho please visit: Idaho State Department of Education