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Candidates must complete an educator preparation program (college/university or non-traditional program) in order to teach in Idaho. There are a variety of educator preparation programs, approved in Idaho, which include college and university as well as non-traditional programs. There is no tiered system of certification in Idaho. The graduates of a traditional program apply for the initial certification, which they must renew every 5 years. Interim certification is valid for no more than three (3) years total, and is only used in specific cases, where temporary licensing is needed. For additional information about certification, please, consult the Idaho State Department of Education.


This is a list that the state maintains of approved credentialing programs. Use this list to search for credentialling programs that fit your needs. This list displays all credentialing programs (including those that are not specifically for world language teaching). The state may periodically change this list. Credential-seeking individuals must attend a program from this approved list to receive credentials in the state of Idaho.

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