Paraeducator Certification

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners


Student assistance – not leading any direct instruction.

Code Citation 272

Who Applies Those providing student assistance and who are not leading any direct instruction, and who complete a an approved paraeducation certification program.

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

Initial Requirements Completion of a an approved paraeducation certification program and verification of high school completion or equivalence.

Duration 5 years

Processing Time 4-6 weeks

Fee Structure $40 to apply $75 background check for new applicants $50 to renew

Renewal Requirements 3 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
Mike Cavin
701 E. Court Ave Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309