Indiana Educator Licensing


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Applying for an Initial Practitioner Educator License

Apply for your license on LVIS only after completing your educational program, passing all of your tests, completing your CPR/Heimlich/AED training, and your suicide prevention training (PDF).

Send Bridget Ireland ( an email with attachments verifying basic competency requirements have been met, content tests have been passed, CPR/Heimlich/AED, and suicide prevention training have been completed.

Send Bridget Ireland ( and your advisor an email once you have completed your license application on LVIS. This will allow your advisor to verify you have met all program requirements and our licensing advisor to proceed with the licensure process.

Renewing an Indiana Educator License

The Indiana Department of Education offers multiple ways to renew your license. One option for license renewal would be to take Six (6) approved semester hours completed at SMWC. The six (6) semester hours would be completed after the issue date of the license you are renewing and should be relative to your teaching license.

Specific information is available on the Indiana Department of Education website.

SMWC Licensing Advisor

The SMWC licensing advisor, Bridget Ireland, can advise you about the licensing process. She may be contacted via phone 1.812.535.5290 or email at  

Indiana Department of Education Links:

For current IN educators:

For prospective IN educators:

LVIS portal link:

Information about suicide prevention training:

Information about CPR/Heimlich/AED training:

Information about testing:

*Licensure laws change frequently