Portfolio Review - FAQ’s

Who is eligible to go through the portfolio process?

What is considered nontraditional preparation?

How do I know if my program is regionally accredited and/or state approved?

I have decided that my preparation was nontraditional. What are my requirements for licensure in Iowa? 13.3(3)

How will it be decided if I need to go through the portfolio process?

When will I know if I will have to go through the portfolio process?

What is the portfolio process?

What is the cost of the portfolio?

What happens if I do not meet at least 7 of the 9 standards of the Iowa Professional Core?

If I meet 7 of the 9 standards do I need to complete course work to satisfy the standards I did not meet?

What happens if I do not meet 75% of the course work necessary for an endorsement area?

If I do have at least 75% of the necessary course work, and the endorsement is on my license, do I need to complete course work to satisfy the course I did not meet?

I was already fingerprinted for my current license. Do I need to do it again?

Why doesn’t Iowa accept competency based course work, testing, or life experiences for meeting the professional core or content areas?

Can one course satisfy more than one professional core area?

Can I send copies of course descriptions/syllabuses or do they need to be originals?

How long will it take to review my portfolio once it is submitted?

Can I get some type of emergency license while I go through the portfolio process?

Can I submit sections of the portfolio as I complete them?

Do I get a chance to re-submit a portfolio section that you have found insufficient?

Do I get my money back if I do not qualify for a license?

Who do I contact if I can’t get the IPREP program to work?