Click on the links below to view specific information regarding Iowa licensure.

 

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Staff Directory

Due to the large volume of requests, transactions in the summer take a minimum of four to six weeks to process. Please do not contact our office to check the status of an application if it has been less than six weeks.
 
In the new online system, the last step of any application is to click "submit application". This is an additional step after submitting payment. We will not receive your application until you click "submit application" in the final confirmation step.

 

Address:

Board of Educational Examiners 
Grimes State Office Building 
400 East 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147

    Location: Third Floor, Southwest corner 
Grimes State Office Building 
(E. 14th and Grand) - Des Moines

515-281-3245

 

 

Licensure Consultant Directory

Career and Technical Education David Wempen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3605
Coaching Steve Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-6896
Conditional Licensure - Administrators Greg Horstmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3587
Conditional Licensure - Regular Education David Wempen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3605
Conditional Licensure - Special Education Mike Cavin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3437
Conversions (any consultant)    
Counseling - endorsement (teachers) and professional service license (non-teachers) Dr. Linda Espey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-725-2146

Driver’s Education and Behind the Wheel Authorization

Greg Horstmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3587
Endorsements – adding to an existing license (any consultant)    
Extensions Joanne Tubbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3611
Letter of Good Standing Joanne Tubbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3611
Military Exchange Licensure Dr. Linda Espey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-725-2146
Native Language Speaker Authorization Dr. Linda Espey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-725-2146
Paraeducators Mike Cavin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3437
Praxis/edTPA Testing Joanne Tubbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3611
Principal Licensure Greg Horstmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3587

Professional Service Licenses (non-counseling, such as school psychologist, speech language pathologist, school social worker, etc.)

Mike Cavin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3437
Renewals (any consultant)    
SAM Licensure Greg Horstmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3587
School Business Officials David Wempen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3605
Special Education Mike Cavin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3437
Statements of Professional Recognition Mike Cavin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3437

Substitute Authorization (non-teacher preparation)

Greg Horstmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3587

Substitute License (teacher preparation)

Dr. Linda Espey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-725-2146
Superintendent Licensure Greg Horstmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3587
Teacher Licensure – Prepared at out of state college for PK & Elementary Dr. Linda Espey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-725-2146
Teacher Licensure – Prepared at out of state college for Secondary areas David Wempen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3605

Teacher Licensure – Iowa Teacher Intern Program

Joanne Tubbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3611

 

 

Additional Staff Members

Background Checks Danielle Brookes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3482

Teacher Licensure – New Iowa Graduates

Sherry Jensen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-8323
       
Executive Director Dr. Ann Lebo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      515-281-5849
Board Secretary Kim Cunningham This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-5849
Attorney/Investigator – Ethics Complaints Darcy Hathaway, J.D. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-242-6506
Investigator Jim McNellis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-281-3483
IT Specialist Jeff DeBruin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       515-242-6797