Posted: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 2:53pm Updated: Wed, 05/30/2018 - 2:32pm

All applications (initial and renewals) and supporting documentation, including Professional Growth Plans (PGP) for renewal, must be completed, submitted and paid for online through the License Verifications and Information System (LVIS).

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.

The cost of an EI certificate, either original or renewal, is $35. All license fees include and additional $1 handling fee + 2% of total transaction fee for online processing. Payment must be made online by Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card. Example: $35 (license fee) + $1 (handling fee) + $0.72 (2% of transaction) = $36.72

For those applicants previously certified as Educational Interpreters by DHHS/FSSA, please contact Susie Langston at langston@doe.in.gov.

If you have any questions, please contact Susie Langston by e-mail at langston@doe.in.gov or by phone at (317) 232-9007.

 
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EI Permit by EIPA Certification   EI Permit by RID Certification    Renew an EI Permit

 

Original EI Permit

Original/Initial EI requirements:

  • Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
     
    AND
     
  • One of the following
    • Passage of the EIPA written test and a score of 3.5 or higher on the EIPA skill test
      OR
    •  Proof of RID certification.

Original EI Permit by EIPA Certification

For information regarding EIPA testing:  https://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/index.asp

Required Documents:

  • Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Verification of passage of the EIPA written test
  • Verification of 3.5 or higher on EIPA skill test

Step-by-Step Instructions for an Original EI Permit by EIPA:   Click Here. 

 

Original EI Permit by RID Certification

For information regarding RID Certification:  https://www.rid.org/

Required Documents:

  • Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Verification RID Certification

Step-by-Step Instructions for an Original EI Permit by RID:   Click Here. 

 

Renew an EI Permit

Renewal Requirements:

PGPEI activities must be gained after the issue date of the license being renewed. Completed CEU activities may be counted for renewal, but the number of PGPEI points recorded for those activities must comply with the one hour of participation = one PGPEI point calculation.

Renewal requires a total of 36 PGPEI points divided as follows:

  • 18 PGPEI points in skill development; and
  • 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.

Create an Application to Renew an Educational Interpreter Permit
When renewing an EI permit, there are two (2) separate components:

  1. Entering PGPEI points into LVIS and submitting them for approval.  Steps 1-14 on instructions.
  2. Completing, submitting, and paying for the application.  This component cannot be completed until you have received an email indicating your PGP has been approved.  Steps 15-31 on instructions.

Step-by-Step Instructions for renewing an EI Permit:   Click Here.