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© 2008 Brigham Young University–Idaho. Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho 1.Why should I certify in the State of Idaho? Reciprocal agreements.

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1 © 2008 Brigham Young University–Idaho

2 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho 1.Why should I certify in the State of Idaho? Reciprocal agreements between most states augment the process of obtaining licensure from other states if licensed in Idaho 2.If I don’t plan on teaching in Idaho, what does my state require? The graduate is responsible to research alternate states personally for individual state requirements 3.When can I apply for my Idaho teaching certificate? After the posting of your BYU – Idaho degree Three to four weeks following graduation

3 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho 4. How do I apply for my teaching certificate? You have two options: 1. Go to the Field Services web page Use the checklist we have provided under the Certification banner and follow the instructions listed OR 2. Go to the Idaho Department of Education’s web page: Independently research their site, follow their instructions and submit your application packet We recommend that you follow option #1.

4 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho 5. What do I need to submit to the State of Idaho to become certified? A. An official transcript from BYU-Idaho (a paper copy from the university) B. An official transcript from any other institution that contributed towards the earning of the degree C. An Institutional Recommendation D. An Application to the State of Idaho E. A Check for $75 to the Idaho Dept of Education See following slides for specific details

5 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho Transcripts: List and provide ALL PERTINENT transcripts. If another institution is listed on the application (or if credits from the other institution contributed toward the obtaining of the degree), students must provide other transcripts. BYU Idaho Transcripts are obtain through BYU-Idaho’s website  Go to  Click on “How to order my official transcript”  Choose the “Former Student” link or “Current Student” link  Log In  The transcript must be an official paper copy ordered from BYU-Idaho. It will have an official seal. The envelope cannot be opened before mailed to the Idaho State Dept. of Education.  IF DEGREE IS NOT YET POSTED  If degree is not yet posted click on the “Student” tab then “Transcript Request” on the left. On the request for when to send, choose “Hold for degree to be posted”

6 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho Institutional Recommendation(Form B-2): The institutional Recommendation is a form completed by BYU-Idaho that verifies that the graduate has met all requirements from the State of Idaho, and from the university. It includes the following information: Personal information (name, personal address, social security #, etc) Educational information (endorsement and student teaching information) Testing information (Praxis results, etc.) Completion of program verification This form may be obtained by submitting the request from the Field Services Certification in Idaho web site Degree must be posted before requesting this form The address put in the form must be a personal or home address. The Idaho State Department of Education address will not work.

7 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho Application for Certification from the State of Idaho (Form B-1) A copy of this form and a detailed list of instructions is located on the Field Services web page Print and complete the form as instructed  Failure to follow the instructions as listed may cause a delay in the processing of your application in the State Department of Education office Certification Fee Check for $75 made out to the Idaho Department of Education

8 BACKGROUND CLEARANCE FOR IDAHO Background clearance is completed before Student Teaching, and is viable for 3 years If the application for certification is submitted before the end of the 3 year period, the applicant is not required to be fingerprinted again If more than 3 years have passed the applicant is responsible to be printed again.  Research the Idaho Department of Educations’s web page for full details  Include new printed fingerprint card in the application packet  Add$40 to the certification fee, bringing the total amount to $115

9 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho 6. Where do I apply for my teaching certificate? (Where do I send my completed packet?) STATE DEPT OF EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION PO BOX BOISE, ID

10 Teacher Certification for the State of Idaho Because we love and care about our students and because we want to aid them as much as possible, we have taken the time to create this system to help them more easily maneuver through the certification process. However – we ask that you remember that certification is actually a post graduation activity. Please take the time to read through all of the materials and instructions that we have created and posted on our web page. If, after doing so, you have any questions that remain unanswered, please us with your questions. Sister Frongner is the certification officer for BYU – Idaho’s education students; please address your questions to her at


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