IN Teacher Certification Application Information and Instructions - Approved Pathway

To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript. 


Note: If you completed any program other than BAISK8 or BAELED, please click here for application instructions.

WGU Indiana students will apply as an in-state applicant for licensure, listing Indiana as their recommending institution state and WGU as their recommending institution of higher education. Follow the process below to prepare your application for an initial teaching license in Indiana. 

Step 1: Read Indiana's instructions for applicants who have completed an in-state program.

Step 2: Apply for your license online and pay the application fee through the LVIS Portal. When prompted, select "In-State Program". When adding a recommending institution, leave your state as Indiana, and select "Western Governors University" as your "College / University Attended". Please note that failure to designate WGU as your recommending institution may result in delays in the licensure process.

Step 3: Read the information on the requirement for CPR-Heimlich Maneuver Certification. You will need to complete such training provided by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association and provide verification of certification to the IN DOE. As of July 1, 2012, all applicants for both initial licensure and renewal must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification.

Step 4: All individuals applying for an initial teaching license will be required to show evidence of successfully completing education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. More information about this requirement is available on the Indiana Department of Education web site here. For a list of suicide prevention intervention training programs, visit the Indiana State Suicide Prevention website here.

Step 5: Upload verification of CPR-Heimlich Maneuver Certification and Suicide Prevention training to your LVIS application


Step 6: Once you have submitted your online application, email and request that a certification officer review it. Once licensure has reviewed your application and verified that all required documentation has been submitted, your license will be issued and you will be notified.



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