LicensureSeveral licensure actions are completed by the College of Education Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure (OPPL), and some are completed by P-12 educators working directly with the Indiana Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD). Please note that Indiana licensing rules and regulations are subject to change by the Indiana Department of Education. The following links provide the most current in-state and out-of-state licensing rules and regulations.
- Indiana Mentor and Assessment Program (IMAP)
- Emergency Permit
- Substitute Teaching Permit
- Reciprocal License for an Indiana Program Completer
- Reciprocal License for Out-of-State Program Completer
There are three Indiana professional educator licenses: Instructional, School Services Personnel, and Administrator. There are three levels for licenses: 2-year Initial Practitioner (IP), 5-year Proficient Practitioner (PP), and 10-year Accomplished Practitioner (AP). The licenses reflect the standards for which the educator has demonstrated competence. The license lists the grade levels/school setting and content area(s) for which the educator has demonstrated proficiency.
NEW! Indiana Department of Education Suicide Prevention Certification Requirement for Licensure
As of July 1, 2013, all individuals applying for an initial teaching license (including instructional [P-12], student services and administrative licenses) will be 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.
Note: 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 OELD staff until July 1, 2013 or after.
For a list of all evidence-based suicide prevention training and resources, visit the Indiana Cares website at http://new.ipfw.edu/behavioral. SPRC: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, an affiliate of Indiana Cares also provides suicide prevention training.
CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification Requirement
Effective July 1, 2012, 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 will be required to meet the CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification requirement. Individuals will be 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 the Quick Links.
Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA)
A teacher licensure framework called the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) was signed by the Indiana governor on March 30, 2010. These rules apply to new beginners (Fall 2010) and others, who currently are enrolled in Indiana teacher education programs and will not complete their teacher education program by the state's deadline date.
Individuals completing teacher education programs by May 2013 or August 2013 will be recommended for licensure under Rules 2002.
All licensure requirements, including CPR/Heimlich Manenver/AED certification and Suicide Prevention certification (after July 1, 2013 for individuals who have not been recommended for licensing by June 30, 2013), must be completed and the online teacher license application submitted by August 1, 2013 to ensure that the license application process is completed by August 31, 2013.
Beginning September 1, 2013, a new pedagogy test requirement will be implemented. All candidates will be held to the new test requirement.
- Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) FAQs (updated 4/5/10)
- Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA)
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
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
except university holidays