Acronym List

CPR                 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

FAQ                 Frequently Asked Questions

IDOE                Indiana Department of Education

LA                    License Advisor

LVIS                 Licensing Verification and Information System

PDP                 Professional Development Plan

PGP                 Professional Growth Plan


What is LVIS?

LVIS is Indiana Department of Education's Licensing Verification and Information System (This new online application system has been designed with enhanced self-service features to make it easier and faster for you to apply for and receive your credentials?

Where do I get a user name and password?

You will create your user name and password. You may choose any user name and password you like, and there are no restrictions on length, number, or type of characters that must be included. The password is case sensitive.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password or user name?

Select the I have forgotten my Password or the I have forgotten my User Name radio button on the Profile Support page. Supply the requested information and click the Submit Request button. You will receive an e-mail with the required information.

How do I create a profile?

From the LVIS Home page, select the Create Profile button, or the Create Profile tab. Either option with take you to the Add Profile screen. Fill in the required information. Click the Create Profile button to submit the information and create a profile. The LVIS will automatically generate an e-mail that is sent to the address the applicant submitted in the profile creation process.

The applicant must click on the Verify e-mail address hyperlink to move to the application process.

How do I contact someone about LVIS?

The easiest way to contact someone is by using the Contact Us button on the LVIS home page. Fill in the required information and click the Submit button.

What can I do in LVIS?

You can use LVIS to:

·         Edit your profile.

·         Change your password.

·         Edit your educational background.

·         Make a degree change request.

·         List current employment.

·         Make a name change request.

·         Add an application.

·         Check application status.

·         Pay for a pending applications.

·         Create, review and update a Professional Growth Plan (PGP).

·         Create, review and update a Professional Development Plan (PDP)

·         Print a license.

How do I change my password?

Click the Change password hyperlink on the LVIS home page after you log in. Fill in the information, and click the Change Password button to submit the information and save the changes.

My name has changed. How do I submit this information and get a new license with the correct name issued?

Click the Name Change Request hyperlink on the My LVIS home page. Fill in the required information and review the affidavit at the bottom of the page. Click the Submit Request button to submit the changes.

What types of files can I upload?

LVIS accepts pdf, txt, doc, docx, jpg, xls, xlsx, and ppt files.

What is the status of my application?

Click the Application Status hyperlink on the MY LVIS page. This will take you to the Application Status page, where applications currently in the system are listed.

How can I pay for my application?

The system accepts Mastercard and Visa. On the Pay Pending Applications screen, the table at the top of the screen lists the pending applications. To pay for an application, click the check box in the Pay column of the table. The total amount for the application(s) is displayed in the Total field.

How can I pay for my application if I don’t have a credit card?

MasterCard and Visa have prepaid cards available from a variety of retailers.

How do I create or add to my Professional Growth Plan?

On the My LVIS page, click the Professional Growth Plan hyperlink. On this page, you can begin or edit a PGP. The table at the top of the screen lists current PGPs.

To add a new PGP, click create a new hyperlink. On the following screen, click the Create New PGP button. To return to the previous screen, click the Previous button.

To edit a current PGP, click the Edit hyperlink.

How do I print a copy of my license?

On the My LVIS page, click the Print License hyperlink. On the Print License page, the licenses available for printing are listed.

How do substitute teachers apply for a license?

The process for a substitute teacher is similar to applying for other types of licensure. You will access LVIS, create a profile, and select the substitute license option from the pull-down menu on the Add Application page. Complete the process and pay for the application.