Posted: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:09pm Updated: Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:03am

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Original Emergency Permit

Applications (Originals and Renewals) may not be submitted until after July 1 for the upcoming school year. The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing will strictly adhere to the four-week deadline for submission of an application for the Emergency Permit. When approving the application for EP, the school corporation is required to indicate the date on which the applicant’s duties began.

 

An Emergency Permit is issued at the request of a school district in a content area for which the district is experiencing difficulty staffing the assignment with a properly licensed educator. The Emergency Permit (EP) is a temporary credential issued to a school corporation or special education cooperative for a person who is not licensed for that assignment. The applicant must possess the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university in order to be eligible for the EP. The individual holding the EP must make a commitment to work toward completion of an approved program to either add the content area(s) of the EP to an existing license or to obtain an Initial Practitioner license for the content area(s). The permit holder must meet with a licensing advisor at an Indiana institution in order to learn about the requirements for completing the appropriate program.

Applicants for original Emergency Permits (EPs) for ALL Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas must provide verification of 4000 hours of non-teaching industry work experience. The experience verification should be included in a signed letter on business letterhead. The letter should document work responsibilities and the number of hours worked.

The Indiana law giving the Department of Education the authority to issue and renew Communication Disorders Emergency Permits expires on June 30, 2018. Consequently, the Office of Educator Licensing will not be able to issue or renew any Emergency Permits in Communication Disorders for the 2018-2019 school year and subsequent school years unless future action by the Indiana General Assembly reinstates the IDOE’s authority. For information on what Speech Language Pathology (SLP) support positions can be held and what duties can be performed by individuals with less than full SLP and Communication Disorders licenses, please refer to administrative rules found in the Indiana Administrative Code at 880 IAC 1-2.1.

The EP is valid for one school year. Once issued, it may be requested to be renewed by the school if the applicant completes the renewal requirements. A school employer may approve an application for a renewal of an EP annually as long as the EP holder can meet renewal requirements by providing proof of continuing progress toward achieving full licensure in the content area on the permit. Failure to meet renewal requirements may result in denial of the renewal application.

The permit will have an issue date which coincides with the receipt date of the application. All EPs expire on June 30th and should not be applied for before July 1st.

The following content areas are not available for the EP:

  • Instructional: Driver & Traffic Safety
  • School Services: School Psychologist
  • Communications Disorders

NOTE: Failure by the educator to complete the required proof of progress towards licensure may result in denial of the application for renewal of the EP.

The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing will strictly adhere to the four-week deadline for submission of an application for the EP.

Required Documents:

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider.
  • Suicide Prevention Certificate.
  • Official transcripts of all degrees of the applicant (not needed if the application holds an Indiana Educator License).
  • EPs for Building Level Administrators require letter verifying a minimum of two years teaching experience.
  • EPs for ALL Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas must provide documentation verifying 4000 hours of documented work experience. This should be a signed letter on business letterhead. The letter should document work responsibilities and the number of hours worked.

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Renew Emergency Permit

Applications (Renewals and Originals) may not be submitted until after July 1 for the upcoming school year. The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing will strictly adhere to the four-week deadline for submission of an application for the Emergency Permit. When approving the application for EP, the school corporation is required to indicate the date on which the applicant’s duties began.

 

The Indiana law giving the Department of Education the authority to issue and renew Communication Disorders Emergency Permits expires on June 30, 2018. Consequently, the Office of Educator Licensing will not be able to issue or renew any Emergency Permits in Communication Disorders for the 2018-2019 school year and subsequent school years unless future action by the Indiana General Assembly reinstates the IDOE’s authority. For information on what Speech Language Pathology (SLP) support positions can be held and what duties can be performed by individuals with less than full SLP and Communication Disorders licenses, please refer to administrative rules found in the Indiana Administrative Code at 880 IAC 1-2.1.

An applicant for an EP has four (4) weeks from the day the teaching assignment begins to apply for the EP.

When approving an application for an EP, the school employer must indicate the date on which the applicant’s teaching assignment started.

The four (4) week submission period applies to all EP applications, whether originals or renewals, and it will be strictly enforced.

A school employer may renew an EP annually as long as the EP holder can meet renewal requirements by providing proof of continuing progress toward achieving full licensure in the content area on the permit. Failure to meet renewal requirements may result in denial of the renewal application.Failure to meet renewal requirements may result in denial of the renewal application.

How to demonstrate progress toward licensure for EP renewal:

  • Coursework must be documented on official transcripts
  • Ongoing attempts to complete testing requirements must be documented by official score reports.
  • If college courses for renewal are cancelled, cancellation must be verified by the institution.
  • If the courses necessary for licensure are not yet available because they are offered in a required sequence that has a future start date that must be verified by the institution
  • Renewal coursework or testing must be completed after the issue date of the EP being renewed.

Other cases can be discussed and determined with the Office of Educator Licensing Staff, the EP holder and school employer/corporation representative.
All EPs expire at the end of the school year (June 30)
Emergency Permits are not available in the following areas:

  • Instructional: Driver & Traffic Safety
  • School Services: School Psychologist
  • Communications Disorders

When all college or university licensure program requirements are met, including testing, the educator will apply for licensure through his/her college or university licensing advisor, who will recommend the appropriate licensing action (original or addition).

Required Documents for EP renewals:

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider
  • Proof of Continued Progress toward achieving full licensure
    • Coursework must be documented on official transcripts.  Renewal coursework must be completed after the issue date of the EP being renewed.
    • Ongoing attempts to complete testing requirements must be documented by official score reports.  Testing attempts must be after the issue date of the EP being renewed.
    • If college courses for renewal are cancelled, cancellation must be verified by the institution on a signed letter on institution letterhead.
    • If the courses necessary for licensure are not yet available because they are offered in a required sequence that has a future start date that must be verified by the institution on a signed letter on institution letterhead.

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