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The Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure (OPPL) provides recommendations for candidates who have completed their programs or renewal coursework through Purdue University. In other cases, license-seekers may work directly with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). 

To apply for a license go to the IDOE Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing.

Please note that the licensing rules and regulations are subject to change.



REPA 3 stands for Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability 3. It was adopted as the licensure framework for educators in Indiana. A complete copy of the rules can be found here:

Major changes include required testing for license additions in all areas with an approved test. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about REPA 3 can be found here:

School Counselor Test Requirement

The Pearson CORE content test for School Counselor is required for all school counselor license applications submitted on or after June 1, 2015.  No pedagogy test is required for school counselors.

Pedagogy Test Requirement

A pedagogy test requirement has been implemented.  All candidates will be held to this test requirement.

Information regarding the Pearson Pedagogy and Content tests is located at www.in.nesinc.com/Content/Docs/IN_test_requirements.pdf and www.in.nesinc.com

Indiana Department of Education Suicide Prevention Training Requirement for Licensure 

All individuals applying for an initial teaching license (including instructional [P-12], student services and administrative licenses) are required to show evidence of successfully completing education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide.  

For details on suicide prevention training and resources, click here

CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification Requirement

All individuals applying for an original initial practitioner license or permit (substitute permits and educational interpreter permits are exempt) and/or the renewal of an existing license are required to meet the CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification requirement. Individuals are required to attach documentation of CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification to the LVIS online license application. 

The certification must verify completed training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and Heimlich Maneuver (including a test demonstration on a mannequin and removal of a foreign body causing an obstruction in an airway through the Heimlich Maneuver).

Information about the CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification can be accessed by clicking on the CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification link under Highlights.

Expanded Criminal History

All individuals who are finalist for a teaching position in Indiana must obtain an "Expanded Criminal History Check" (ECH).Individuals will follow school policies and procedures.


Office of Professional Preparation & Licensure
Purdue University College of Education
Beering Hall, Room 3229
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Main Office: (765) 494-2345
Fax: (765) 494-0587
Email: licensure@purdue.edu

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
except university holidays