Fingerprinting for Background Check

Important!

Fingerprinting is now required for all new applicants for Iowa Licensure. If you are applying for a license or authorization issued by the Board of Educational Examiners, and if you have not previously held and Iowa practitioner's license, the properly completed fingerprint card must be submitted to our office along with the proper fee before any license may be issued.

The fee for the background check is $65.

To obtain a card and information sheet call (515)281-3245 during business hours and leave your name and address. Ask specifically for a fingerprint packet. A packet will be mailed to you promptly.

Teachers and Administrators who hold, or have ever held,an Iowa license need not submit this fee or the fingerprint card.