Posted: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 8:55am Updated: Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:39am

The following links offer information on becoming an educator in Indiana (first time licensure - for those who have never held an Indiana teaching license).

Payment/Costs involved for 1st time licensure

When you apply for an original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee. The initial payment will be used for the evaluation of your credentials. This fee is $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees). After the evaluation is completed, a second payment of $35.00 (plus handling and transaction fees) will be due to issue the license. The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing will notify you when this payment is due.

Important Change Effective July 1, 2013

The following requirement does not apply to substitute teacher permit applicants or educational interpreter applications.

Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license (includes instructional, student services and administrative licenses) at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. This requirement does not apply to a completed license application submitted and paid for in the LVIS online application system prior to July 1, 2013 even though the license may not be processed by licensing advisors or OEEL staff until July 1, 2013 or after.

Click Here for a list of resources.

Important Change Effective July 1, 2012

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. For applications submitted and paid in LVIS on or before June 30, 2012, the current requirement will be honored even though the licenses may not be processed by licensing advisors or OEEL staff until July 1, 2012, or after.