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The Iowa Licensure Standards and the Iowa Department of Education Licensure Form can be found at Click on Applications for Licensure or Renewal and then Licensure (Iowa Institutions). Complete and mail to:

Mr. Richard Clinesmith
Box 2980
Buena Vista University
610 W. Fourth St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588

For inquiries about Iowa Licensure through BVU, contact Rich Clinesmith, Education Liaison/Certification Officer, Email -, Phone - 712.749.2241.


Teaching Licensure Requirements For Other States:

The Teacher Education Program at Buena Vista University provides coursework which meets the criteria approved for Iowa certification by the Iowa State Department of Education. An individual desiring licensure in a state other than Iowa should contact the Department of Education in that state as soon as possible and request certification requirements. By learning early what courses are needed for other states’ certification, individuals can plan to meet those requirements by taking appropriate courses at Buena Vista University.