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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

What Does IPLA Do? What Does IPLA Do?

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) is an umbrella agency for 35 boards, commissions, and committees, including licensing bodies such as the Medical Licensing Board and the Indiana Real Estate Commission. 

IPLA's boards regulate over 70 professional licenses including physicians, real estate brokers, pharmacists, nurses, accountants, dentists, cosmetologists, veterinarians and engineers, among many others.  The boards are also responsible for temporary and intern permits related to the respective professions each board regulates. 

In addition to professional regulation, some boards are also responsible for regulating businesses including the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, which licenses wholesale drug distributors, pharmacies, and home medical equipment providers.  They also can impart discipline on licensees who have been investigated by the Indiana Attorney General.

From pharmacist interns to journeyman plumbers to limited temporary chiropractor licenses, IPLA and its boards are responsible for the regulation of over 200 unique permits that are required for a person to work in Indiana.

Consequently, IPLA regulates approximately 450,000 actively licensed professionals, meaning almost 1 in 7 working Hoosiers are licensed by the agency.

Our main goal is customer service so that we can help Hoosiers navigate the various requirements to get licensed.  We're making Indiana a state that works!