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Educational Interpreter Certificate Applicants

All applications (initial and renewals) and supporting documentation, including Professional Growth Plans (PGP) for renewal, must be completed, submitted and paid for online through the License Verifications and Information System (LVIS).

EI certificates, including renewals, have issue/expiration dates based on the date the applicant pays for the application online. The Indiana Department of Education has no authority to issue renewals retroactive to the expiration of the prior certificate. An EI certificate is valid for two years.

The cost of an EI certificate, either original or renewal, is $35. All license fees include and additional  $0.40 + 1.96% of the transaction amount  for online processing. Payment must be made online by Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card debit/credit card. Example: $35 (license fee) +  $.40 + $.70 (1.96% of transaction) = $36.09.

If you have any questions, please contact our office using the Educator Licensing Self-Help Form.


Original EI Permit

Original/Initial EI requirements:

  • Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
  • One of the following
    • Passage of the EIPA written test and a score of 3.5 or higher on the EIPA skill test
    • Proof of RID certification.

Original EI Permit by EIPA Certification

For information regarding EIPA testing:

Required Documents:

  • Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Verification of passage of the EIPA written test
  • Verification of 3.5 or higher on EIPA skill test

Step-by-Step Instructions for an Original EI Permit by EIPA: Click Here.

Original EI Permit by RID Certification

For information regarding RID Certification:

Required Documents:

  • Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Verification RID Certification

Step-by-Step Instructions for an Original EI Permit by RID: Click Here.

Renew an EI Permit

Renewal Requirements:

PGPEI activities must be gained after the issue date of the license being renewed. Completed CEU activities may be counted for renewal, but the number of PGPEI points recorded for those activities must comply with the one hour of participation = one PGPEI point calculation.

Renewal requires a total of 36 PGPEI points divided as follows:

  • 18 PGPEI points in skill development; and
  • 18 PGPEI points distributed in one or more of the following areas:
    • Deaf culture and history;
    • Language development and acquisition in children;
    • Child development;
    • Foundations of interpreting theory and practice;
    • Code of ethics for educational interpreters;
    • Principles and practices of special education; and
    • Audiological issues for students and adults.

Create an Application to Renew an Educational Interpreter Permit
When renewing an EI permit, there are two (2) separate components:

  1. Entering PGPEI points into LVIS and submitting them for approval. Steps 1-14 on instructions.
  2. Completing, submitting, and paying for the application. This component cannot be completed until you have received an email indicating your PGP has been approved. Steps 15-31 on instructions.

Step-by-Step Instructions for renewing an EI Permit: Click Here.