Initial Licensure

Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD) IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Indiana Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensing and Development has updated their online application process and the new site is up and running. Here is a link to the IDOE webpage that contains a link to LVIS portal, which is the new online application site as well as links to 3 short Webinars that provide short but easy instructions on using the new site:
I would highly recommend you take a few minutes to view the webinars as it will make the application process a bit easier for you.

Just a few changes to highlight:

  • You will create a profile you can update as necessary
  • Instantly upload documents required for licensure during the application process
  • Receive updates on the status of your application by e-mail
  • Receive notification by e-mail that your educator credential is ready to print
  • Pay online with your personal Visa or MasterCard or use a pre-paid Visa or MasterCard purchased from a local retailer

Note: when applying for an original license, you will now upload a copy of your CPR card to your application. No need to bring, fax or email a copy of your card to our office now.

If you are renewing a license with credit hours from PUC we do not need a copy of your transcripts, however, if you do have credits from another university you can upload a copy of those transcript during the application process.

As always, feel free to contact me should you require additional information or assistance.

Thank you,

Liz Kubacki

CPR Requirement:

Per IC 20-28-5-3(c), beginning July 1, 2007, applicants who receive an “initial” teacher’s license must have successfully completed training in:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes a test demonstration on a mannequin,
  • removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an airway, and the Heimlich Maneuver; and,
  • hold a valid certification in each of these procedures from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

According to IC 20-18-2-22 and for the purposes of this law, the statutory definition of “teacher” includes individuals seeking a license as a teacher, administrators, and school services personnel. In addition, according to IC 20-28-1-7, the statutory definition of “license” includes both licenses and permits issued by the Division of Professional Standards.
The following license applicants will be required to have this certification:

  • Initial Practitioner Instructional License
  • Initial Practitioner Administrative License
  • Initial Practitioner School Services License
  • Original Occupational Specialist I License
  • Original Occupational Specialist II License
  • Original Emergency Permit
  • Original Transition-to-Teaching Permit
  • Original Reciprocal Permit
  • Original Substitute Permit

The following license applicants are exempt from this certification:

  • Renewal of any existing license, including the renewal of an initial practitioner license
  • Original Proficient Practitioner Instructional License
  • Original Proficient Practitioner Administration License
  • Original Proficient Practitioner School Services License
  • Conversion to Professional License
  • Conversion to Accomplished Practitioner License
  • Addition of an area to an existing license
  • Renewal of Occupational Specialist I or II License
  • Renewal of Emergency Permit
  • Renewal of Reciprocal Permit
  • Renewal of Substitute Permit
  • Duplicate License
  • Change of Name or Change of Degree
  • Internship Change

Please note that out-of-state candidates who receive original proficient practitioner instructional, administration or school services licenses or receive an original accomplished practitioner license will be subject to this requirement and must show a valid CPR certification.
Once an applicant has received this certificate, they are exempt from completing the requirement again for teacher licensure purposes.
Any applicant who has completed all requirements for their teaching license prior to June 30, 2007, and submits an application with a postmark of June 30, 2007, or makes an on-line payment by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2007, will not be required to have this certification. Any applicants who submit their materials after these established times will be required to comply with this law prior to the issuance of this license. There will be no exceptions.
If you have additional questions, please contact Shawn Sriver at, Ray Graves at, or Terri Banks at

Students Applying for Illinois Licensure

Please download these required forms for Illinois licensure (Adobe PDF).

For questions about licensing, license renewal options, and requirements, please see our Licensing FAQ, or contact:

Liz Kubacki