Indiana Emergency Permits

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Learn How Emergency Permits Work and What to Do When They Expire

Emergency Permit to Practitioner License


To qualify for a Practitioner’s License, a candidate will need to teach for a total of two years at an accredited Indiana school. Emergency permit holders can use up to one year of their teaching experience toward this requirement. Indiana teachers are required to have a permit or license on the first day of the school year to remain compliant. If you’re enrolled in a transition to teaching program, you are qualified for a transition to teaching (three-year, non-renewable) permit. If you are not enrolled in a transition to teaching program, you should enroll at least two weeks before your school’s start date to ensure qualification for the transition to teaching permit. If you are not able to qualify for enrollment in a transition to teaching program and will be employed as a teacher during the 2019-2020 school year, please review the Indiana Department of Education’s Emergency Permits webpage to review requirements for an Emergency Permit.

Emergency Permit to Practitioner License

  • Keep your current teaching position.
  • Begin Classroom Readiness Training.
  • Have a contract or offer letter from a school district.
  • Receive official Letter of Eligibility from Indiana Teachers.
  • Log into your IDOE LVIS portal to apply for your Transition to Teaching Permit.
  • Pay licensure fees: $35 evaluation fee of your application and a $35 license fee to issue your license.
  • Complete all Phase II: Excellence in Teaching and Learning content from Indiana Teachers.
  • Achieve a passing score on the required Indiana content assessments and Developmental (Pedagogy) Assessments for your specific grade level.
  • Successfully teach for a total of two years – but remember, your time on the Emergency Permit counts as one of those years!
  • Receive positive recommendation by Building Level Administrator and Field Supervisor at the end of your Internship Year.
  • Apply for your Practitioner’s License through LVIS, upload necessary documentation, and receive recommendation from Indiana Teachers of Tomorrow for your 5 year license.

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