School PD Requirements in Indiana

What professional development requirements does a school in Indiana need to meet?

As of June 16, 2021, schools in IN have many recommended and mandated trainings for educators, including:

  • Suicide awareness and prevention training for two hours every three school years. 
  • A school corporation shall provide training concerning the school’s bullying prevention and reporting policy for school corporations’ employees and volunteers who have direct, ongoing contact with students.
  • Child abuse or neglect training at least once every two years for each school employee likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee’s employment.
  • Each school corporation and accredited nonpublic school must require training at least one hour every two school years pertaining to the identification and reporting of human trafficking for all school employees likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee’s employment.
  • If there is a school corporation police department, the governing body must adopt a policy requiring the corporation police officer to complete training on appropriately deal with individuals with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

How do I get free clock hours for teachers in my school?

IN schools can enroll their teachers in Keeping Kids Safe, a free clock hour class. This free online PD course is a great introduction to recognizing and preventing human trafficking for educators.

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How do I contact the IN Department of Education?
Contact the Indiana Department of Education
South Tower, Suite 600
115 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795


Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Indiana  listed on this page are current as of July 6th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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