Midwifery Frequently Asked Questions
What is a notarized document?
- A notarized document is a copy of an original document made and verified by a notary. The notary will copy the document, and must state that it is a “true copy of the original document.” They will sign this statement, as well as stamp the document with their seal. We will not accept copied documents that are not notarized correctly.
My notary states he/she cannot make the “true copy” statement, what should I do?
- There are four states that do not allow a notary to make the required statement: Michigan, Illinois, California and New York. If you are from one of these states you need to do the following: The custodian makes a photocopy of the original document, makes a written statement about the trueness, correctness and completeness of the copy, signs the statement before a notary, is identified by the notary and takes an oath affirming the truth of the statement. The notary, having witnessed the signing, identifies the signer either through personal knowledge or satisfactory evidence, and given the oath or affirmation, executes the notary statement.
Why must I provide my email address?
- We require an email address as we send all correspondence regarding your license and application via email. Please make sure you keep it current with us just as you would your mailing address.
I am out of state, how do I get my criminal back ground check?
- There are lengthy instructions on how to proceed with the criminal back ground check on our website. Go to http://www.in.gov/pla/3240.htm, scroll down, and click out of state instructions.
When can I get my criminal background check done?
- You can only obtain your criminal background check once you have been notified that your application has been received by our office. If you choose to complete the process prior to notification, your background check will not be accepted and you will have to repeat the process.
I have submitted an application for licensure and am no longer taking the position and therefore no longer need an Indiana license. What do I need to do and can you refund my application fee?
- You will need to email us that you wish to withdraw your application. All fees are non-refundable unless otherwise stated according to IC 25-1-8-2(e).
How long will it take to obtain my license?
- How long it takes, is really up to the applicant and how long the documentation takes to get to us. Once we receive your final document, you will be licensed within 72 hours. Please note that if you have a positive response on your application a delay will occur, as positive responses may be reviewed by the Committee. The Committee may determine to request a personal appearance. If an appearance is requested, a letter will be sent to you via email.
When does my medical license expire?
- All licenses expire March 31 of odd-numbered years. Renewal notifications will be sent approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date. The renewal fee is $50.
Do I need to obtain continuing education to renew my license?
- Yes, see continuing education resources page.