Non-U.S. Graduates

Posted: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:31pm Updated: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:26pm

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To teach in an accredited school in Indiana, one must hold a valid Indiana License

Once a complete application has been received, a detailed evaluation of one’s credentials will be conducted to determine a) Indiana License eligibility and b) Any deficiencies to complete before receiving an Indiana teaching license. Once the evaluation is completed, a letter will be sent by email detailing the results of the evaluation. The results are valid for three years from the date on the evaluation letter. This letter is an important document and should be kept on file for future reference.
Payment/Costs involved for licensure
There are 2 fees associated with the applying for licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. The initial payment of $35.00(plus handling and transaction fees) will be used for the credentials evaluation. This fee is $35.00). After the evaluation is completed, a second payment of $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees) will be due. The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing will send notification when payment is due.

Required Documents:

***It is important that all materials are submitted together; otherwise, applications are marked as “pending” until all missing materials have been submitted.  This will prolong the application process time.  Applications pending Missing Materials remain open for 90 days, after which, they are closed and the process begins again, including making payments.  

  • Copy of valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider, we do not accept on line only CPR courses, the hands-on component is a requirement.  See website: CPR Heimlich Maneuver AED Certification
  • Suicide Prevention Certificate.  See website: Suicide Prevention Training
  • An official "course-by-course" foreign credentials evaluation report which translates your non-US coursework into US equivalents. This evaluation may be obtained from Educational Credential Evaluators, World Education Services, Trustforte Corporation or NACES members. Evaluations cannot be completed without this report.
  • Pearson - Indiana requires relevant Pearson content and pedagogy tests for licensure.  If you have taken Pearson tests, please submit your scores to our office for review. If you have not taken the Pearson tests, you may apply without them. If you need to take a test, the test numbers will be listed in your evaluation letter.
  • Provide a copy of any professional educator’s license you have held or hold.
  • An official letter verifying Instructional and/or Professional Education Experience. The letter is considered official if it is on school letterhead and signed by an administrator. The letter needs to include dates of employment; subjects and grades taught and/or positions held and must include both the type and status of school accreditation. It is only necessary for the Administrator from your last place of employment to verify all your experience.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Click on the LVIS Portal Link.
  2. “Create” Profile”
  3. Fill out all the required fields and click “Create Profile.”
  4. Go to your personal e-mail and find the e-mail(s) LVIS just sent you.  It will be from “System Administrator.”  If it ended up in your SPAM/JUNK e-mail folder, you need to add the e-mail address to your contact or safe senders list.
  5. Click the link “Verify e-mail.” 
  6. Log into your LVIS account.
  7. Click “Add Application.”
  8. Select “Original”
  9. Select “Instructional”
  10. Select  “Original Instructional”
  11. Type in the Subject Areas you wish to have on your license. 
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click “Add Recommending Institution Entry.  Select the Foreign Country and type in the name of the college/university.  Be sure add all institutions where you did your education coursework or program.  Be sure to include undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  14. Click Next
  15. Answer the questions.  Upload required documentation, if requested.  Click Next.
  16. Upload the required documentation and optional documentation.  Click “Next.”  Read the paragraphs below the required documentation for instructions on what to do if you don’t have the required documents. 
  17. If you have everything completed, you will be able to “Submit Application.”  If not, you need to fix what is missing.   Missing materials will be in RED.
  18. Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
  19. Mark the box under the “Pay?”
  20. Fill out all the Billing information.
  21. Click “Review Summary.”
  22. Click box under Refund Policy.
  23. Click “Submit.”

To save an uncompleted application, click “Save for Later” at the bottom of the page.  When ready to access that application again, click “Application Status” on the right hand side and “Edit” the application that is “In Process”.