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Teacher Certifications

Required Fingerprinting Pricing Changes – Please Read!

A new fee for fingerprinting will be starting July 1, 2018. The new amount will be $27. This is a reduction in fee from the current amount. If your application and check of $32 are received after July 1, State Department of Education (SDE) will be returning your entire packet. Please be aware of this new fee ($27) so that your application and certification are not held up by an incorrect amount on your check.

Important Message Regarding Transcripts! Please Read!

Please be advised that ALL initial and reinstatement applications require you to submit official college transcripts.  Unofficial transcripts are welcome for renewal applications. If we already have your transcripts on file, there is no need to request them again.  To submit official transcripts, request that transcripts be sent by the institution to IDAPA rule now states, Individuals found to have intentionally altered transcripts used for verification who would have not otherwise met this renewal requirement will be investigated for violations of the Code of Ethics for Idaho Professional Educators, which may result in disciplinary action.

Important Professional Development Plan Information! Please Read!

For all certificate renewals 2019 and after, there has been a change in code regarding your Professional Development Plan (PDP). Three (3) of the credits must now be transcripted college credits.  For more information, please see the section below entitled Renewals.

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 our certification office if you change your name or address. Email, or call us at 208.429.5513.

Industry Experience:

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

Educator Preparation Program Path:

Have you completed an educator 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 Standard Instructional certificate?


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 Certification Guidelines:

Educator 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