ISTE Standards Permissions and Licensing

Use the standards for free

Permitted educational use - free

ISTE encourages free use of the ISTE Standards for noncommercial educational purposes under our permitted educational use agreement. The permitted educational use agreement grants you permission to download, link to, digitally publish and/or import the standards into your intranet or other digital platform.


    Permitted educational use includes using the standards to:
  • Guide learning and teaching
  • Help educators create lesson, curriculum and technology plans
  • Inform graduate and academic work (papers, portfolios, theses, dissertations, research projects, course materials, etc.)
  • Frame job descriptions, requirements and goals
  • Import into your school’s, district’s or college’s digital platform using an XML file

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Put the standards in a book or ebook

Reprints - fee by volume

A reprint agreement allows use of the standards in print and digital assets including books and ebooks. The fee for this agreement is dependent upon volume. A reprint agreement for less than 1,000 copies is $200 and 1,000 copies or more is $350. Note that ISTE members receive a 10 percent discount.

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Use the standards commercially

Commercial digital use - contact ISTE

Any use of the standards for a commercial purpose requires the request of a commercial digital use agreement. To make this request, please contact standards@iste.org.


Any other use

Consultants, independent content providers or for any other use not listed on this page - contact ISTE

Contact the ISTE Standards team to discuss your needs and obtain permissions.


Copyright credit

There will be a full credit to our material as specified below for all use cases. Use the term “ISTE Standards.” Do not use the term “NETS.”

2016 ISTE Standards · Students
2016 ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

2007 ISTE Standards · Students
2007 ISTE Standards for Students, ©2007, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

2008 ISTE Standards · Teachers
2008 ISTE Standards for Teachers, ©2008, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

2009 ISTE Standards · Administrators
2009 ISTE Standards for Administrators, ©2009, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

2011 ISTE Standards · Coaches
2011 ISTE Standards for Coaches, ©2011, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

2011 ISTE Standards · Computer Science Educators
2011 ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators, ©2011, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

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