How to Renew or Reinstate a Teachers License in Indiana
Renewal of Teaching Certification
After obtaining your Initial Practitioner License, you have two years to finish the Indiana Mentoring and Assessment Program (IMAP). This two-year mentoring period is necessary to obtain the Proficient Practitioner License. After the second year, you, your mentor, and your supervisor will fill out the IMAP Assessment Tool. This must be sent by your school district when you apply online via the LVIS system to obtain a Proficient Practitioner License.
Your Proficient Practitioner License is good for 5 years. During that time, you have to complete one of the following:
- Six credit hours of credit in your licensure area at an accredited Indiana institution
- Six credit hours of credit in your licensure area at an accredited out-of-state institution
- A Professional Growth Plan consisting of documented professional growth experiences coordinated with your school district
- National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) licensure
Suppose you wish to obtain an Accomplished/ Professional Practitioner License. In that case, you must have 5 years of teaching experience and a Proficient Practitioner License, and a master’s degree or NBPTS licensure. The Accomplished/Professional Practitioner License is good for 10 years.
Teaching Certification Reinstatement
There is no penalty for letting an Indiana educator license expire. However, before it can be renewed, you have to complete the conditions described above.