Steps to renewing your certification

  • Indiana Teacher Certification Renewal
  • The following are the procedures for Indiana Teacher Certification Renewal.

    Indiana Standard Certification Renewal:
    The Indiana Standard Certification is valid for 5 years and is renewable. The following requirements are true for renewing most educator licenses in Indiana. (This may not be a comprehensive list of options. Call the DPS at (317) 232-9010 for further information.)

    • Complete 6 semester hours of renewal coursework at an accredited institution. OR,
    • Complete 90 Continuing Renewal Units (CRU's). In order to renew your license with CRU's, you must hold a Master's Degree or have at least 36 graduate semester hours completed. OR,
    • Enroll in a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and complete required coursework.

    Indiana Renewal Checklist:
    You will need to gather the appropriate application(s) and send materials to the appropriate locations. Upon completion of renewal requirements, complete the following steps to renew your license:
    • Step 1:

    • Step 2:
      • Attach a $35 cashier's check or money order made payable to the "State of Indiana"

    • Step 3:
      • Attach your original Indiana license that is being renewed.

    • Step 4:
      • Submit all materials to the licensing advisor at the University where you completed renewal coursework. OR,
      • Submit Continuing Renewal Units (CRU's) material or certificates showing you have completed 90 CRU's directly to the Indiana Division of Professional Standards. OR,
      • Submit Professional Growth Plan (PGP) materials directly to the Indiana Division of Professional Growth.
      Send Materials to this address:
      Indiana Department of Education
      Division of Professional Standards
      South Tower, Suite 600
      115 W. Washington St.
      Indianapolis, IN 46204

    • Step 5:
      • Sit Back and Relax!

Learn about the requirements of another state by clicking on one of the state certification links to your left.

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