Licensed Educators

Initial Practitioner to Practitioner

Educators (instructional and administrative) who hold a valid Indiana Initial Practitioner license (two-year license) may be interested in converting to a Practitioner license (five-year license). There are two ways to convert your Initial Practitioner license to a Practitioner license:

The Indiana Mentor and Assessment Program (IMAP) will be optional; alternative to IMAP is completion of a Professional Growth Plan with 40 PGP points. Two years teaching experience are still required to convert to a five-year practitioner license.

Converting a Reciprocal Permit to an Educator License

Once the Indiana Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing has completed an evaluation of one’s credentials, an Evaluation/Deficiency Letter may be sent through LVIS. In it, deficiencies that need to be fulfilled to establish an Indiana Educator License are stated. The following criteria are needed to convert a reciprocal permit to an educator license:

  • Valid CPR/AED certification from an approved Indiana Department of Education approved provider that includes a hands-on skills/ in classroom demonstration
  • Suicide Prevention Certificate demonstrating at least one hour of training
  • Copy of deficiency letter. If you cannot locate your letter, log into your LVIS profile and view your Email log, you can print a copy of your deficiency letter from there.
  • Proof of completed deficiencies.

You will complete a profile, an application, and pay for the application through the Indiana Department of Education’s online Licensing Verification and Information System, LVIS. If you have any questions regarding the renewal and professionalization of your license, please contact the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure through

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