Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:39am Updated: Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:53am

Individuals issued a Career Specialist Permit (CSP) are required to begin a pedagogy component during or before the first month of teaching under the CSP in order to be able to renew the CSP.  A “pedagogy component” is really another term for the training on “how to teach.”  The pedagogy component (could be course(s), professional development, practice, etc.) may be offered by the school employer where a person is teaching, a college/university, or another entity.  However, the program must first be reviewed by our office and then approved by the Indiana State Board of Education before it can be considered for CSP renewal.  If you are interested in offering an approved program (and, yes, they can be offered within a school district), then please visit New Program Proposal Review and review section under “Career Specialist Permit (CSP) Pedagogy Provider Approval Process” section.

Approved Pedagogy Components

Renewal Application Processes:

Do not apply for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The renewal date will be the date payment is received, and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal far in advance of the expiration date is unnecessary and will result in loss of the period of validity between the date your payment is received and the actual expiration date.

First CSP Renewal Application steps:

Required Documents:

  • CSP Pedagogy Completion Letter
  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
  1. Log into your LVIS account.
  2. Click “Add Application” on the right hand side.
  3. Select “Renewal.”
  4. Choose the license you wish to renew. The license area will populate underneath what you just selected. Click Next.
  5. Click Next again.
  6. Answer the questions. If any are yes, you will need to provide additional documentation. Click Next.
  7. You will upload your valid CPR card and the Approval/Completion document I mentioned above. Click Next.
  8. 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.
  9. Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
  10. Mark the box under the “Pay?”
  11. Fill out all the Billing information.
  12. Click Review Summary.
  13. Click box under Refund Policy.
  14. Click Submit.

All renewals of Career Specialist Permits after 1st renewal:

Required Documents:

Create an Application for Renewal with PGP

STOP. You must wait for approval of the PGP to move on to the next steps.

Once your PGP is approved, you will get an e-mail stating it has been approved. You may then proceed with the following steps

  • Ivy Tech Columbus (online)(select “Columbus campus” on the drop down box)
    • The first renewal of your Career Specialist Permit will require you to complete a pedagogy program and provide proof using the CSP Pedagogy Completion Letter (filled out and signed by your pedagogy provider) to upload to your application in LVIS.  CSP Pedagogy Completion Letter Format Draft. You also need to have a Valid CPR card to renew.
    • All other renewals after the very first renewal of the Career Specialist Permit will require a 40 Point Professional Growth Plan. You also need to have a Valid CPR card to renew.
    • CSP Pedagogy Completion Letter
    • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
    • Log into your LVIS account.
    • Click “Add Application” on the right hand side.
    • Select “Renewal.”
    • Choose the license you wish to renew. The license area will populate underneath what you just selected. Click Next.
    • Click Next again.
    • Answer the questions. If any are yes, you will need to provide additional documentation. Click Next.
    • You will upload your valid CPR card and the Approval/Completion document I mentioned above. Click Next.
    • 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.
    • Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
    • Mark the box under the “Pay?”
    • Fill out all the Billing information.
    • Click Review Summary.
    • Click box under Refund Policy.
    • Click Submit.
    • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
    • Approved 40 Point Professional Growth Plan
    1. Log into your LVIS account.
    2. Click on Professional Growth Plan on the right hand side.
    3. Click Create A New
    4. Click Create New PGP
    5. Use the drop down arrow to choose the category – CHOOSE “40 PT CSP Renewal PGP”
    6. Enter the date of activity
    7. Enter the number of Hours
    8. Enter a brief description of the activity.
    9. If you are teaching at an Indiana School, click Save (if not go to step 11). You do not have to upload documentation. You will need to walk your documents to your administrator and show them your documentation after you enter all 40 points and submit your PGP for approval.
    10. If you are not teaching at a school, click Browse to upload the document/certificate. Then click Save
    11. Repeat 5-8 until you get 40+ points entered. Once you have 40+ points entered, continue with step 12.
    12. Scroll down below the Save button. You should see “Submit PGP for Verification:”
    13. Click the dot for one of the following: Teaching at Indiana School or Other.
      1. If you select Teaching at an Indiana School:
        • Then select your school from the list.
      2. If you, select Other.
        • Type in your employment description. BE BRIEF. Examples are listed.
    14. Click Submit PGP for Verification
    • If you are teaching at a school, you need to take your documents to your principal and let him/her know you have submitted the PGP for his/her verification.
    • If you are not teaching at an Indiana School, our office will approve/verify your PGP.
    1. Click Add Application
    2. Select Renewal
    3. Select the license you are renewing
    4. Answer the questions. Upload required documentation, if requested. Click Next.
    5. Upload the required documentation. Click Next
    6. 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.
    7. Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
    8. Mark the box under the “Pay?”
    9. Fill out all the Billing information.
    10. Click Review Summary.
    11. Click box under Refund Policy.
    12. Click Submit.