Posted: Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:31pm Updated: Thu, 10/25/2018 - 9:04am

Instructional

  • Official transcripts showing completion of Masters’ degree from accredited institution (PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS) a Masters’ degree is not required to professionalize an instructional license)
  • Proof of two (2) years teaching experience in an accredited school**.
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years.

Required documents needed to professionalize an Instructional license

  • Official transcripts showing completion of Masters degree from accredited institution or National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS).
  • Official transcripts showing renewal coursework, OR approved PGP, OR National Board Certification.
  • Proof of two (2) years teaching experience in an accredited school
  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.

How to Apply

  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 Professionalize and Renewal. Wait for things to populate.
  8. Choose the license you are professionalizing.
  9. Select the option that you’re using to renew your license (PGP, Coursework, or National Board Certification).
  10. Click Next.
  11. Enter a recommending institution if required. If no recommending institution is required, click Next.
  12. Answer the questions. If requested, upload required documentation and provide description. Click Next.
  13. Upload the required documentation. Click Next.
  14. 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.
  15. Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
  16. Mark the box under the “Pay?” $35.00 + $1.72 processing fee
  17. Fill out all the Billing information.
  18. Click Review Summary.
  19. Click box under Refund Policy.
  20. Click Submit