Professionalizing a License

Posted: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 3:10pm Updated: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:53am

Listed below are the criteria for an individual to professionalize his or her license. Applicants must also complete one of the following renewal requirements:

  • Six (6) semester hours completed at an accredited Indiana institution – The six (6) semester hours must have been completed after the issue date of the license you are renewing.
  • Six (6) semester hours completed at an accredited Out-of-State institution - Submit all materials and official transcripts directly to the address below. The six (6) semester hours must have been completed after the issue date of the license you are renewing.
  • Professional Growth Plan (PGP)
  • National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS) - Submit all materials and a copy of your NBPTS certification. Click here to go to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

Complete a profile, an application and pay for the application through our online Licensing Verification and Information System, LVIS. Then, select the best option (below) based upon your situation.

Instructional

  • Official transcripts showing completion of Masters degree from accredited institution
  • Proof of two (2) years teaching experience in an accredited school**
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years

Administrator

  • Official transcripts showing a total of 60 hours of graduate coursework from accredited institution in Administration and related areas
  • Five (5) years administrative experience in the content area of the license in an accredited school or public school district

School Services

Social Worker

  • Proof of two (2) years experience as a school social worker in an accredited school**
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years

School Counselor

  • Proof of two (2) years experience as a school counselor in an accredited school**
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years

School Nurse

  • Official transcripts showing completion of Masters in Nursing degree from accredited institution
  • Proof of two (2) years experience as a school nurse in an accredited school**
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years

School Psychologist

  • Proof of two (2) years experience as a school psychologist in an accredited school or public school district**
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five years

** For Rules 2002/REPA licenses, completion of IMAP satisfies the proof of two (2) years teaching experience

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If you have any questions, please contact licensinghelp@doe.in.gov