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Renewing Your Teaching License

You should not apply for your renewal more than 45 days prior to the expiration date.  If you do let your license expire, there is no penalty.  However, the license will not be renewed until the renewal requirements have been met.  The renewal requirements will be effective from the date of issuance to the date of renewal.

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.

Applicants for all renewals must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification. See approved CPR/AED/Heimlich training programs.

For educators who are employed in a state-accredited P-12 school setting: All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year.

All license renewal applicants must upload to the LVIS application a valid CPR/Heimlich Maneuver/AED certification card or certificate as part of the application process.

FAQ: I did not go right into teaching after graduation and now my initial license has expired. I do not have two years of experience to convert my license to a 5 year license. How do I renew my initial (2 year) practitioner’s license?

Individuals who have not completed IMAP or do not have two years of teaching experience, may renew their initial practitioner’s license. This is achieved by renewing through the Indiana Department of Education via LVIS. The license holder will be prompted to upload a document stating why IMAP hasn’t been completed. It can be as simple as “I haven’t completed IMAP” or as detailed as 1-2 paragraphs. The applicant must upload a valid CPR/AED card. No coursework or Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points are required for this renewal.

An individual with an initial license may renew the license twice upon application. If after the third initial license has been issued (second renewal), and the license holder has still not completed the IMAP program that is required to obtain a five-year practitioner license, then the license holder must complete a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) with a total of 90 points or take a Pearson Indiana Core Content Area exam to start the six-year initial practitioner cycle over. Coursework or professional development included in a PGP must have been completed since the issue date of the first initial license.

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