All education graduates need to be aware of the following:
The BYU-Idaho Certification Office will issue Institutional Recommendations for Idaho, or any other State, upon request for two years, based upon completion of all requirements that were current at the end of the student teaching semester.
Requests for Institutional Recommendations for Idaho, or any other State, received two years or more after the completion of student teaching, will be subject to an in-depth review to determine if the applicant meets all current Idaho requirements. Any requirements that have been changed and are not met by the applicant, must be met before an Institutional Recommendation can be issued. This includes requests from applicants who have allowed a previously obtained Idaho certificate to lapse.
Proof of current certification in the State of Idaho will facilitate a speedy completion of Institutional Recommendation requests for other States, regardless of the passage of time.
Certification is ultimately the responsibility of the graduate. Certification is a post-graduation process and can't be completed without a posted degree.