Posted: Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:53pm Updated: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:13am

 
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Renew with NBC   Renew an IP   Renew with Coursework

Renew with PGP   Renew EI Permit   Renew 3rd IP License

Renew with Valid IPLA   Renew Emergency Permit

 

Renewing with National Board Certification NBPTS

Do not apply more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The issue date of your license will be the date you pay for your renewal application and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date is unnecessary and doing so will result in a period of loss of validity, since the issue date will be your payment date. All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC 16-1-1(e)) If renewal requirements are not completed prior to the expiration of your license there is no penalty imposed by the Educator Licensing office; however, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

 

NBPTS Information

Click HERE to visit the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards website.

Required Documents

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
  • Copy of NBPTS certification.

All documentation must be provided (uploaded) together in the application.  If additional documentation is needed, your application will be returned to you.  Applications marked as Additional Documentation Required will be held for 90 days, after which they will be closed.  You will be required to apply again and submit another fee. 

Licensing Fee Information: Click here.

Step-by-Step Instructions: Click here.

 

 

Renewing an Initial Practitioner’s (IP) License

Do not apply more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The issue date of your license will be the date you pay for your renewal application and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date is unnecessary and doing so will result in a period of loss of validity, since the issue date will be your payment date. All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC 16-1-1(e)) If renewal requirements are not completed prior to the expiration of your license there is no penalty imposed by the Educator Licensing office; however, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

 

An Initial Practitioner license has a validity of two (2) years. You must renew this license if you do not have two (2) years of fulltime teaching experience at an accredited school. Substitute teaching cannot be considered as fulltime experience.

If you have two (2) or more years of fulltime teaching at an accredited school, you should go back a webpage and click Conversion, instead of Renew a License.

If you have been issued an original and two (2) renewals and still do not have two (2) years of fulltime teaching experience, go to the top of this page and click Renewing 3rd IP License to start the cycle over.
 

Required Documents

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.

All documentation must be provided (uploaded) together in the application.  If additional documentation is needed, your application will be returned to you.  Applications marked as Additional Documentation Required will be held for 90 days, after which they will be closed.  You will be required to apply again and submit another fee. 

 

Licensing Fee Information:  Click here.
Step-by-Step Instructions: Click here.

 

 

Renewing with Coursework

Do not apply more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The issue date of your license will be the date you pay for your renewal application and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date is unnecessary and doing so will result in a period of loss of validity, since the issue date will be your payment date. All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC 16-1-1(e)) If renewal requirements are not completed prior to the expiration of your license there is no penalty imposed by the Educator Licensing office; however, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

 

Renewal Coursework

Approved renewal coursework may include education courses and/or courses taken in one or more areas on the teaching license.  Courses used for license renewal must be from a regionally accredited institution and must have been earned after the issue date of the license you are trying to renew.  The licensing advisor at an Indiana institution can advise you about approved renewal courses at that institution.  Renewal courses earned out-of-state do not need to be pre-approved as long as the coursework is earned in professional education or in one or more of the licensing areas.  Renewal coursework may be either at graduate or the undergraduate level.  However, if you hold an administrative license or a school services personnel license, graduate coursework is strongly encouraged.

Required Documents

All documentation must be provided (uploaded) together in the application.  If additional documentation is needed, your application will be returned to you.  Applications marked as Additional Documentation Required will be held for 90 days, after which they will be closed.  You will be required to apply again and submit another fee. 

     In-state Applicants

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.

Once the in-state application is submitted and payment is made, the application will route to the in-state College/university where your program was completed for approval.

     Out-of-State Applicants:

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
  • Official transcripts for all coursework completed:
    • Obtain an official transcript for your own records and upload to the application.
    • The signature of the registrar must be visible.
    • Unofficial transcripts, diplomas, and grade reports are not accepted.
    • Electronic transcripts: ensure the document is not locked, expired, or password protected.
    • Paper transcripts: scan each transcript double-sided into one PDF file.
    • If the file is over 5 MB, use a PDF compression tool such as smallpdf.com
    • Please do not mail transcripts directly.
      If necessary, transcripts can be emailed to transcript@doe.in.gov

Licensing Fee Information:  Click here.
Step-by-Step Instructions:  Click Here.

 

 

Renewing with PGP

Do not apply more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The issue date of your license will be the date you pay for your renewal application and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date is unnecessary and doing so will result in a period of loss of validity, since the issue date will be your payment date. All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC 16-1-1(e)) If renewal requirements are not completed prior to the expiration of your license there is no penalty imposed by the Educator Licensing office; however, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

 

When renewing with a Professional Growth Plan (PGP), there are two (2) separate components:

  • Entering PGP points into LVIS and submitting them for approval.  Steps 1-16 on instructions.
  • Completing the application.  This component cannot be completed until you have received an email indicating your PGP has been approved.  Steps 17-31 on instructions.

For additional information about Professional Growth Plans (PGP), Click Here

Required Documents

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.

Licensing Fee Information:  Click here.
Step-by-Step Instructions:  Click Here.

 

 

Renewing Educational Interpreter Permit

Do not apply more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The issue date of your license will be the date you pay for your renewal application and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date is unnecessary and doing so will result in a period of loss of validity, since the issue date will be your payment date. All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC 16-1-1(e)) If renewal requirements are not completed prior to the expiration of your license there is no penalty imposed by the Educator Licensing office; however, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

 

Renewal of an Educational Interpreter (EI) Permit requires a total of 36 Professional Growth Plan for Educational Interpreter (PGPEI) points divided as follows:

  • 18 PGPEI points in skill development
  • 18 PGPEI points distributed in one or more of the following areas:
    • Deaf culture and history;
    • Language development and acquisition in children;
    • Child development;
    • Foundations of interpreting theory and practice;
    • Code of ethics for educational interpreters;
    • Principles and practices of special education; and
    • Audiological issues for students and adults.

Completed CEU activities may be counted for renewal, but the number of PGP points recorded for those activities must comply with the one hour of participation = one PGP point calculation.

EI certificates, including renewals, have issue/expiration dates based on the date the applicant pays for the application online. The Indiana Department of Education has no authority to issue renewals retroactive to the expiration of the prior certificate.  An EI certificate is valid for two years.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by e-mail at licensinghelp@doe.in.gov or by phone at (317) 232-9010.

Licensing Fee Information:  Click here.

Step-by-Step Instructions:  Click here.

 

 

Renewing 3rd IP License

Do not apply more than 45 days prior to the expiration date. The issue date of your license will be the date you pay for your renewal application and the expiration date will correspond. Applying for a renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date is unnecessary and doing so will result in a period of loss of validity, since the issue date will be your payment date. All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC 16-1-1(e)) If renewal requirements are not completed prior to the expiration of your license there is no penalty imposed by the Educator Licensing office; however, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

 

After the third (3rd) IP license (second renewal) has been issued and the license holder has still not completed the requirements to obtain a five-year Practitioner license, to start the six-year IP cycle over the license holder must complete one of the following:

A Building Level Administrator Initial Practitioner may only use the PGP option; they cannot start the IP cycle over with testing.  Coursework or professional development included in a PGP must have been completed since the issue date of the first IP license.

Required Documents

  • All Renewals must have:
    • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.

And one of the following: 

  • An approved PGP; or
  • Copy of passing test scores.

 

Licensing Fee Information:  Click here.

Step-by-Step Instructions for 3rd Renewal of IP with PGP:  Click here.

Step-by-Step Instructions for 3rd Renewal of IP with Testing Addition:  Click here.

 

 

Renewing with Valid IPLA (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency)

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

Effective July 1, 2012, applicants for initial licensure of any type and applicants for all renewals must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification. To see approved CPR/AED/Heimlich training programs, click here.

The following licenses may use this certification for renewal:

  • School Services
    • School Nurse
    • School Counselor
    • School Psychologists
    • School Social Worker
  • Instructional
    • Communication Disorder (SLP)

License Expiration Information

All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year. (511 IAC  16-1-1(e)) 

There is no penalty for not completing the required coursework after the expiration date of the license. However, the license will not be renewed until the requirements have been met.

Required Documents:

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency license - a copy of your IPLA license

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Click on the LVIS Portal Link.
  2. Select “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 “Renewal”
  9. Select the license you are renewing
  10. Select IPLA for renewal.
  11. Click Next. Recommending institution information will not be required.
  12. Click Next
  13. Answer the questions.  Upload required documentation, if requested. 
  14. Click Next.
  15. Upload the required documentation and optional documentation. 
  16. Click “Next.” 
  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. $35.00 + $1.72 processing fee.
  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.”