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We are unable to expedite applications. During our busy season, it is simply not possible to process the high volume of applications in an orderly manner when nearly everyone wants expedited treatment. To be fair, applications are processed in the order received. If you would like the status of your application, please log in to your LVIS profile and view the date your application was submitted, then go to the LVIS portal home page to view what dates we are currently processing.
To avoid unnecessary delay, please be sure your application includes all required materials when you submit it. If your application is returned for missing materials, it will go back into the queue on the date we receive the missing materials from you.
Thank you for your patience in our busy time of year. We appreciate all you do for Indiana education and students!
What type of License do you have?
You need to either start or finish your application. Please see this website for instructions and look for "Renew with a PGP": https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/current-indiana-educator-to-renew-a-license/
Your PGP has not been completed, submitted, and/or verified/approved. Log into your LVIS account, click "Professional Growth Plan" on the right-hand side.
Please see this website for application materials, process, and instructions to apply: https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/emergency-permits/
You can’t apply for a new emergency permit or renew an emergency permit until July 1. The application option will not populate in LVIS until July 1.
Once you complete and pay for the application it will route to your school employer for verification. Once verified, the application will route back to IDOE for processing. Processing usually takes approximately 10 to 14 business days from the time the application is routed to DOE. This time may increase during our busy time of year (July 1 – October 1).
To check the status of your emergency permit application, you will log into your LVIS account and select the Application Status link on the right-hand side.
A condition to renewing an Emergency Permit is to be working toward full licensure in the content area of the permit. Progress must be completed after the issue date of the emergency permit being renewed. Official proof of progress may include:
Completion of an application in the online Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS) portal is required to determine an applicant’s eligibility for licensure. Apply for an Original Instructional license as an out-of-state graduate. Once an application is submitted, an evaluation of all documentation provided will be completed. Applicants will be sent the results of the evaluation in an evaluation/deficiency letter to the email address listed in their LVIS account.
For information, a list of required documentation and instructions, go to:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/teacher/#OutState
If you have prior teaching experience, please upload a letter from your employer verifying your years of experience. The letter must be on letterhead and physically signed, OR refer to the link below to download the Verification of Experience Form:https://www.in.gov/doe/files/verification-of-experience-form.pdf
There are many alternative paths for licensure. Please see our webpage on alternative licensure paths:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/alternative-licensure-paths/
After you review all of the information and alternative options, you can contact our office with any further questions using the form below.
You can complete a blended course (an online classroom component followed by an in-person hands-on component) or you can do it all in-person. A class offered totally online WILL NOT be accepted.
Please refer to the link below to obtain the list of our approved CPR providers. You can schedule a course through one of the providers:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/cpr-and-aed-certification/
You can complete a suicide prevention course through one of our approved providers listed below. The course MUST be at least 1-hour long.
If the training is at least one clock hour (60 minutes) in length, it should meet the IDOE requirements.
You can submit your CPR and/or Suicide Prevention training certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org or email them to the evaluation specialist that completed your evaluation. Their contact information will be in the evaluation letter you received when you obtained your license.
There are no renewal applications for substitute permits. You must apply for a new permit. Please see the following link for step-by-step directions:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/application-instructions-step-by-step/#DApplicants MUST reach out to the school selected in the application to complete the school’s requirements for employment.
To obtain your username or reset your password, please click on the link below:https://license.doe.in.gov/login/forgot-password
You will be required to enter your CURRENT email address, date of birth, and the last SEVEN digits of your social security number.
You will need to complete a Name Change Request. Please see the following link for instructions:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/application-instructions-step-by-step/#Z
LVIS was created in 2011 and all information on licenses that predates that was transferred electronically into the system. The system recognizes your name and social security number, but it does not recognize your email or other information since you have not yet set up an account. To set up your account in the most secure way possible, please call the educator licensing help desk line so a member of the Educator Licensing team can help you set up your account over the phone: (317) 232-9010.
If your license doesn't populate (isn’t available to select for an action) while completing your application, please complete the email section below (in this JotForm).
Approved – The application has been approved and the license has been created. It is available to view/print. Click on the link to View/Print license on the right side of the screen when you log in to your LVIS account. You will be able to download it as a PDF to save to your computer, email or print.
Closed – The application remained idle in the status of ‘In Process’ for 45 days. At that time, the system automatically closed the application. This means your application was not submitted. It can also mean your application remained idle too long in Waiting on Documentation without a response from you.
In Process – This is the first stage of the application process before the applicant has submitted the application. An application “In process” is incomplete, but it can be completed at any time before the passage of 45 days. If it sits idle for 45 days, It will close automatically.
Legal Review – The application will be reviewed for a second time based on criminal history questions/answers.
Pending Application Payment – The applicant has submitted the application but has not completed the payment process. Applications are not reviewed until the payment process has been completed. Please go to Pay Pending Applications on the right side of the screen when you log in to your LVIS account to view your pending application and to make the payment.
DOE Material Review – Once the application has been submitted, a review is conducted of the license requirements and materials you submitted by an advisor at the DOE. This process might take 2-4 weeks, especially in the busy summer months.
Pending Evaluation Payment – Certain applications require an Evaluation Fee to pay for an evaluation to determine if the applicant is eligible for a license. In this case, a second payment is required to issue the license you are found eligible for. If an evaluation is conducted, you will receive an evaluation letter from a Licensing specialist listing any conditions or deficiencies.
School Material Review – The application is currently being reviewed by the appropriate school corporation personnel where you are employed. Please contact your school corporation if you have questions or concerns regarding this process.
Unable to Approve – The applicant did not meet certain requirements/guidelines. This was determined during the application review process.
Vocational Director Material Review – The application is currently being reviewed by the appropriate Career and Technical Education (CTE) director. Please contact your CTE director with concerns regarding this step in the application process.
If you do not have a CTE director or you are not seeking a CTE license, you may have completed the wrong type of application. In this case, please contact the helpdesk to correct your application.
Waiting on Documentation – The application was reviewed, and additional documentation or information is needed from the applicant. An email has been sent to the email address in the applicant’s LVIS account requesting the additional information.
If you do not know what documentation has been requested or cannot find the email, please click the link for E-mail Log on the right side of the screen when you log in to your LVIS account. You will find all the email correspondence that has been sent to you.
Ready for Evaluation – The application has passed Material Review and is ready to be evaluated. Please be patient as an evaluator is reviewing your application. Check your email for updates regarding your evaluation.
Professional Growth Points are claimed for completion of professional development (PD) activities and recorded in a Professional Growth Plan (PGP). A PGP is one of two (2) methods to renew a professional educator license. A PGP is the record of one’s professional growth/development using the PGP tool found in your LVIS account. In addition to school-based PD, educators can claim PGP points for attending conferences and workshops, participating in committee work and school improvement plans, as well as taking coursework relevant to teaching and education. Many of these activities can be included in one’s PGP. One hour (60 minutes) of PD equals one PGP point unless the activity has been pre-approved for a higher number of points. One semester hour of college credit equals 15 PGP points.
For information on what kind of development opportunities count as PGP and what kind of supporting documentation is required to record them, please see the following chart:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/professional-growth-plan-pgp/
PGP points must be completed since the issue date of the license being renewed. For the third (3rd) renewal of an Initial Practitioner (IP) two-year license, the PGP points may be obtained since the issue date of the Original IP license.
You can find PD opportunities on the IDOE Moodle site: https://moodle.doe.in.gov/. The IDOE also keeps a list of PD opportunities and updates it periodically. You can find the list here:https://www.in.gov/doe/files/Professional-Development-Opportunities-12-2021.pdf
In Process - the PGP has not been submitted. Applicants can continue to enter PGP points into this PGP.
School Review - the PGP has been submitted to the selected school employer. The administrator at the employing school will verify/approve the PGP. Questions and concerns about your submitted PGP should be directed to the administrator at the school or corporation.
IDOE Material Review - the PGP has been sent to the IDOE for verification/approval. IDOE will verify the submitted PGP. IDOE verifies/approves PGPs for educators not currently employed in an Indiana school.
Approved - the PGP has been verified/approved. An application to convert, renew, and/or professionalize using the PGP may be completed. To Professionalize and Renew one of the following 90-point PGP Types is required: Normal License Renewal or Renewal of a 5-or 10-year license.
In Process Returned - the submitted PGP was returned to the applicant for changes/corrections.
Unable to Approve - the PGP cannot be approved. Additional documentation may be required. This has been communicated to the educator by email with the subject: Office of Educator Licensing - re: PGP returned.
When renewing with a Professional Growth Plan (PGP), there are two (2) required processes:
2. Completing the application. This process cannot be completed until the applicant has received an email indicating the PGP has been verified. Steps 17-31 on instructions. Completing these steps is how the application is submitted and required documents are uploaded (i.e.: CPR/AED/Heimlich cards). Once submitted the application fee can be paid.
For step-by-step instructions please go to: https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/current-indiana-educator-to-renew-a-license/#License4
A PGPEI is a PGP for educational interpreters (EIs) to renew an educational interpreter permit. A PGPEI requires 36 points, with 18 points required in skill development and 18 points distributed in other selected areas. For more information on renewing an EI Permit:https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/educational-interpreter-certificate-applicants/#K
Once verified/approved, a PGP will have an expiration date five years from the date it is approved. If the PGP is In Process however, there is no “shelf life” for that PGP.
A PGP with the status of In Process or In Process Returned can be edited. On the right-hand side of the PGP table there will be a blue link that says: View. Click on View to edit your PGP.
If you make a mistake on a PGP entry, you cannot edit the entry. The entry must be removed and re-entered.
Eligible individuals can learn more and apply for assistance by visiting IndianaSEAL.org - https://sites.google.com/uindy.edu/indianaiseal/home.
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Please contact the licensing advisor for your preparation program:
You should complete, submit, and pay for an application in the LVIS licensing system. The Licensing office will complete an evaluation of the application materials you submitted to determine eligibility for licensure, including any deficiencies you may have and tests that are required. An evaluation/deficiency letter will be sent via the email in your LVIS account. For information regarding completing an application: https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/teacher/#OutState.
Links for our testing provider and testing information can be found below:
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This is a signed letter from your supervisor or HR officer on school letterhead stating the position you are in and the number of years of experience you have served in your role (teacher, administrator, counselor, etc). The letter should be physically signed. It can either list your dates of employment or years or service. You may also use this form if you wish: https://www.in.gov/doe/files/verification-of-experience-form.pdf
Items that are NOT acceptable:
For Conversions, you must be an Assistant Principal or Principal. For any other role titles that are used (i.e. Dean, Chief, etc) – your letter needs to be specific as to your role and how it aligns to that of a traditional Principal or Assistant Principal role.
For Professionalization – you must have 5 years in your role for the specific license type (i.e. Building Level Administrator, Director or Superintendent) and have 60 + graduate credit hours from an accredited institution. Graduate credit hours are hours earned in a Master’s, Specialist or Doctoral program (above and beyond undergraduate, bachelor degree credits).
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