Substitute Authorization Training

Apr 13, 2017

Substitute Authorization Training


May 1, 3, 5, 2017, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

May 6, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This course is designed to meet the requirements for the Substitute Authorization. The course addresses the four components required by the Board of Educational Examiners including Classroom Management, Diversity, Ethics and Strategies for Learning.

Upon successful completion of the program, the participant may apply to the Board of Educational Examiners for authorization to substitute teach. Iowa licensure also requires a state and federal background check. Receiving a Substitute Authorization will allow an individual to substitute PK-12 for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment and no more than 10 of 30 days in one assignment. An individual who holds a Paraeducator Certificate AND completes this course will be authorized to substitute in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed.

Additional fees are required to apply for the Authorization ($85) for a background check ($65), and for Mandatory Reporter training ($25)

Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Persons with B.S. or B.A. outside of Education who want to substitute PK-12, and Certified Paraeducators who want to become authorized to substitute teach in the special education classroom to which they are assigned.


Chad Blanchard

Register Online:
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Registration Deadline:
6:00 a.m. on April 24, 2017
SA, PR - 1 Sem. Hrs.


• A materials fees of $35 is included in other fees.
• Total for Substitute Authorization $135
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.