Chapter 2. Renewal of Licenses Granted by State Agencies .
Notice of Expiration
Declaration of intent
Sec. 1. It is the declared intent of the general assembly by the
enactment of this law to require those agencies which are authorized
to issue the licenses designated in section 2.1 of this chapter, in the
interests of efficiency and economy in the administration of
government, to issue such designated permits, licenses, certificates
of registration, and other evidences of compliance with statute or
regulation, and renewals thereof, for periods of two (2) years
duration rather than upon an annual basis, and at the time of issuance
or reissuance, or at the time designated by law for the collection of
fees therefor, to require the payment of such fees for a period of two
(2) years rather than for one (1) year.
(Formerly: Acts 1961, c.79, s.1.) As amended by P.L.1-1990,
(Repealed by P.L.1-1990, SEC.247.)
Two year or longer period for certain licenses
Sec. 2.1. Rather than being issued annually, the following permits,
licenses, certificates of registration, or evidences of authority granted
by a state agency must be issued for a period of two (2) years or for
the period specified in the article under which the permit, license,
certificate of registration, or evidence of authority is issued if the
period specified in the article is longer than two (2) years:
(1) Certified public accountants, public accountants, and
(2) Architects and landscape architects.
(3) Dry cleaners.
(4) Professional engineers.
(5) Land surveyors.
(6) Real estate brokers.
(7) Real estate agents.
(8) Security dealers' licenses issued by the securities
(9) Dental hygienists.
(14) Physical therapists.
(16) Pharmacists and assistants, drugstores or pharmacies.
(17) Motels and mobile home community licenses.
(20) Occupational therapists and occupational therapy
(21) Respiratory care practitioners.
(22) Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental
(23) Real estate appraiser licenses and certificates issued by the
real estate appraiser licensure and certification board.
(24) Wholesale legend drug distributors.
(25) Physician assistants.
(27) Athlete agents.
(28) Manufactured home installers.
(29) Home inspectors.
(30) Massage therapists.
(31) Interior designers.
(32) Genetic counselors.
As added by P.L.1-1990, SEC.248. Amended by P.L.186-1990,
SEC.1; P.L.183-1991, SEC.1; P.L.182-1991, SEC.2; P.L.25-1992,
SEC.26; P.L.227-1993, SEC.2; P.L.124-1994, SEC.1; P.L.234-1995,
SEC.1; P.L.175-1997, SEC.2; P.L.147-1997, SEC.5; P.L.84-1998,
SEC.1; P.L.54-2001, SEC.3; P.L.162-2002, SEC.1; P.L.145-2003,
SEC.1; P.L.87-2005, SEC.31; P.L.200-2007, SEC.2; P.L.3-2008,
SEC.175; P.L.177-2009, SEC.10; P.L.84-2010, SEC.6.
Authorization to issue and reissue two year licenses
Sec. 3. Effective October 1, 1961, such licensing agencies as are
authorized to issue any of the foregoing shall issue and reissue such
licenses and collect the fees for the same on the basis of two (2)
years and the dates by month and day which govern the issuance or
reissuance of licenses for one (1) year shall govern the issuance or
reissuance of licenses for two (2) years; provided, that entire fees for
a two (2) year period shall be payable before issuance thereof on the
day and month designated for payment of fees for one (1) year
(Formerly: Acts 1961, c.79, s.3.) As amended by Acts 1982, P.L.154,
Rebates and proration of fees
Sec. 4. Rebates and proration of fees for fractions of a biennium
shall be allowed only with respect to the second year of such license
if claim be made therefor before the expiration of the first year for
which the license was issued.
(Formerly: Acts 1961, c.79, s.4.)
Rules and regulations
Sec. 5. Notice shall be given and forms prepared by such licensing
agencies as necessary to execute the provisions of this chapter and in
order to expedite and effectuate the conversion from one (1) year
licensing periods to those of two (2) years, such licensing agencies
may adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations they may deem
necessary in the manner prescribed by law.
(Formerly: Acts 1961, c.79, s.5.) As amended by Acts 1982, P.L.154,
Definitions; application of section; notice to licensee of need to
Sec. 6. (a) As used in this section, "license" includes all
occupational and professional licenses, registrations, permits, and
certificates issued under the Indiana Code, and "licensee" includes
all occupational and professional licensees, registrants, permittees,
and certificate holders regulated under the Indiana Code.
(b) This section applies to the following entities that regulate
occupations or professions under the Indiana Code:
(1) Indiana board of accountancy.
(2) Indiana grain buyers and warehouse licensing agency.
(3) Indiana auctioneer commission.
(4) Board of registration for architects and landscape architects.
(5) State board of cosmetology and barber examiners.
(6) Medical licensing board of Indiana.
(7) Secretary of state.
(8) State board of dentistry.
(9) State board of funeral and cemetery service.
(10) Worker's compensation board of Indiana.
(11) Indiana state board of health facility administrators.
(12) Committee of hearing aid dealer examiners.
(13) Indiana state board of nursing.
(14) Indiana optometry board.
(15) Indiana board of pharmacy.
(16) Indiana plumbing commission.
(17) Board of podiatric medicine.
(18) Private investigator and security guard licensing board.
(19) State board of registration for professional engineers.
(20) State psychology board.
(21) Indiana real estate commission.
(22) Speech-language pathology and audiology board.
(23) Department of natural resources.
(24) Board of chiropractic examiners.
(25) Mining board.
(26) Indiana board of veterinary medical examiners.
(27) State department of health.
(28) Indiana physical therapy committee.
(29) Respiratory care committee.
(30) Occupational therapy committee.
(31) Behavioral health and human services licensing board.
(32) Real estate appraiser licensure and certification board.
(33) State board of registration for land surveyors.
(34) Physician assistant committee.
(35) Indiana dietitians certification board.
(36) Attorney general (only for the regulation of athlete agents).
(37) Manufactured home installer licensing board.
(38) Home inspectors licensing board.
(39) State board of massage therapy.
(40) Any other occupational or professional agency created
after June 30, 1981.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the entities included in
subsection (b) shall send a notice of the upcoming expiration of a
license to each licensee at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration
of the license. The notice must inform the licensee of the need to
renew and the requirement of payment of the renewal fee. If this
notice of expiration is not sent by the entity, the licensee is not
subject to a sanction for failure to renew if, once notice is received
from the entity, the license is renewed within forty-five (45) days of
the receipt of the notice.
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, the entities included in
subsection (b) shall send notice of the expiration of a license to each
individual whose license has expired within thirty (30) days
following the expiration of the license. The notice must meet the
(1) Inform the individual of the following:
(A) That the individual's license has expired.
(B) Any requirements that must be met before reinstatement
of a license may occur.
(2) Be sent electronically. However, if the entity does not have
an electronic mail address on record for the individual, the
notice must be sent via United States mail.
As added by Acts 1981, P.L.221, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.137-1985,
SEC.5; P.L.246-1985, SEC.13; P.L.169-1985, SEC.22;
P.L.149-1987, SEC.17; P.L.5-1988, SEC.132; P.L.28-1988, SEC.73;
P.L.242-1989, SEC.4; P.L.234-1989, SEC.1; P.L.238-1989, SEC.4;
P.L.186-1990, SEC.2; P.L.183-1991, SEC.2; P.L.23-1991, SEC.7;
P.L.48-1991, SEC.12; P.L.2-1992, SEC.765; P.L.227-1993, SEC.3;
P.L.33-1993, SEC.9; P.L.124-1994, SEC.2; P.L.175-1997, SEC.3;
P.L.125-1997, SEC.17; P.L.147-1997, SEC.6; P.L.253-1997(ss),
SEC.22; P.L.24-1999, SEC.2; P.L.82-2000, SEC.2; P.L.54-2001,
SEC.4; P.L.162-2002, SEC.2; P.L.145-2003, SEC.2; P.L.185-2007,
SEC.1; P.L.200-2007, SEC.3; P.L.3-2008, SEC.176; P.L.122-2009,
SEC.1; P.L.160-2009, SEC.4; P.L.1-2010, SEC.100; P.L.84-2010,
SEC.7; P.L.113-2010, SEC.100; P.L.42-2011, SEC.49;
Application of IC 25-1-2-6
Sec. 7. Section 6 of this chapter applies to the mining board (IC
As added by P.L.37-1985, SEC.56.
Application of chapter; fees
Sec. 8. This chapter applies to the imposition and collection of
fees under the following:
As added by P.L.5-1988, SEC.133. Amended by P.L.2-1993,
SEC.135; P.L.1-1995, SEC.69; P.L.98-2004, SEC.98.
(Repealed by P.L.194-2005, SEC.87.)