School Support – Substitute Authorization

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners


Holders of the substitute authorization may serve as a substitute in any grade level, any subject.

Code Citation 272

Who Applies Anyone seeking to serve as a substitute teacher who has not completed a teacher preparation program.

When To Apply 4-6 weeks prior to the start of employment.

Initial Requirements Associate\\’s degree or 60 semester hours from a from a college or university accredited through an agency approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education and the completion of a substitute authorization workshop/course.

Duration 5 years.

Processing Time 4-6 weeks.

Fee Structure $85 to apply $75 background check for new applicants $95 to renew

Renewal Requirements 2 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse.

Exam None.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Greg Horstmann
701 E. Court Ave.
Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50319