Individuals renew by completing six (6) semester hours of approved college courses or obtaining 90 Professional Growth Points between the issue date of the license and the time at which the license is renewed.
No. The IDOE no longer accepts paper applications. All license processes are completed using the new Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS).
No. There are no penalties for a license expiring. When you have completed six (6) semester hours of coursework or accumulated 90 Professional Growth Points, you can renew your license, even if it is past the expiration date.
You will submit a payment of $36.72 (via credit/debit card) to the state of Indiana at the time that you complete the online application process. Indiana Wesleyan University no longer charges a fee for assisting with renewal processing services.
You can locate information on your Indiana Educator's license by visiting the IDOE Web site at http://dc.doe.in.gov/public/EducatorLookup/TeacherInquiry.aspx. This information is all you will need when renewing your license.
The new LVIS allows for license processing to be completed in as fast as 2 business days from the point of application. The IDOE recommends that teachers wait until at least 60 days prior to their license expiration date to apply for renewal.
The professional license is valid for 10 years. All subsequent renewals of the professional license will also be for 10-year terms. A professional license may be renewed by completing six semester hours of approved college courses or accumulating 90 Professional Growth Points between the issue date of the license and the time at which the license is renewed.
The IDOE general guideline says that if your license is valid on the first day of your school contract, it is valid for the entire school year without penalty. Individual school systems are not required to follow that guideline and might have stricter regulations. Please contact your school administration office to discuss their policy on expiring licenses if you fit this scenario.
NOTE: Beginning July 1, 2012, applicants applying for ANY license action (including renewal and professionalization) will be required to show proof of current active CPR/Heimlich Maneuver/AED certification at the time of application. For more information, please visit the DOE website at http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certification.
Last updated: 12/07/2015