Initial Teaching License

Ready for your Accomplished Practitioner License?

This ten-year license is issued to educators who have met the professionalization requirements for their type of license.  Professionalization requirements for the various license types can be found on the Office of Educator Licensing website.

If you have questions, call 317-274-6868 or email (doutlaw@iupui.edu)Dee Outlaw, Graduate License Advisor in the School of Education.

Initial Practitioner Teaching License

Begin by fulfilling these requirements:

  • Graduate from the teacher education program and wait about 6 weeks until your degree is posted on your transcript. (If you are a Certification-only student, you need to wait until all the grades from your program have been posted to your transcript.)

  • Pass the Indiana Core Assessments required for your license area

  • Earn a CPR-Heimlich-AED Certification

  • Pass a Suicide Intervention Module

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides technical assistance, training and events, as well as materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

When you have met all the requirements, log on to the Indiana LVIS Portal and create an individual profile.  Be sure to indicate that IUPUI is the “recommending university”.  (See LVIS Applicant Manual for instructions.)  You also need to upload your:

  • CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification

  • Suicide Intervention Certificate

Your license application will be routed to IUPUI License Advisors who will add your official transcript and professional test scores. Your license application will not forwarded to Indiana Department of Education until all the license requirements are met. Your license will be dated the date payment is made.  You may want to wait until all requirements are met to make your payment, because license renewal will be required on that date in the future.

When your license is approved, you will receive email confirmation, along with your license number from the State of Indiana via LVIS.  You can print copies of your license whenever you need them.

You can request a letter from the School of Education which verifies “Pending Program Completion” or “Eligibility” to give to interviewers at Teacher Candidate Interview Day or to submit online to prospective employers.

Initial Practitioner School Services License

School Counselor, School Nurse, and School Social Worker

You should apply once you have graduated, your degree is posted on your transcript, and you have obtained the following additional licenses:

  • For School Counselors — no additional license is needed

  • For School Nurses — a valid RN license through the Indiana State Board of Nursing

  • For School Social Workers — a valid Social Worker license (LSW) through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA)

When you have met all the requirements, log on to the Indiana LVIS Portal and create an individual profile.  Be sure to indicate that IUPUI is the “recommending university”.  (See LVIS Applicant Manual for instructions.)

If you have questions, call 317-274-6868 or email (doutlaw@iupui.edu) Dee Outlaw, Graduate License Advisor.

Initial Practitioner Administrative License

Building Level Administrator

You should apply once you have graduated and your degree is posted on your transcript.

Log on to the Indiana LVIS Portal and create an individual profile. Be sure to indicate that IUPUI is the “recommending university.” (See LVIS Applicant Manual for instructions.)

If you have questions, call 317-274-6868 or email (doutlaw@iupui.edu) Dee Outlaw, Graduate License Advisor.