A valid Indiana Substitute Permit is required to substitute in teaching positions in the state of Indiana. 


Individuals applying for Substitute Permits must:

  • Hold a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Be 18 years of age or older

Please follow these instructions to obtain your substitute permit.

  1. Login to your LVIS account. If you don’t yet have a profile with LVIS, click here to create a profile and then proceed.
  2. Click the red “I want to be an Indiana” box.
  3. Click Substitute Permits.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Update your Employer by clicking “Update”.
  6. Using the dropdown, select the school corporation where you will be substitute teaching.
  7. Click “Submit Employer”.
  8. Click “Return to Application”. Your employer should now be listed. Click “Next”.
  9. Answer the questions – if requested, upload required documentation and provide description. Click “Next”.
  10. No further documentation is required – click “Next”.
  11. If you have everything completed, you will be able to click “Submit Application”. Any items that are incomplete will be marked in RED – please complete these items and then you will be able to click “Submit Application”.
  12. Select “Click here to pay for all pending applications”.
  13. Mark the box under “Pay?”.
  14. Fill out the billing information.
  15. Click “Review Summary”.
  16. Check the box next to the Refund Policy.
  17. Click “Submit”.

Please email ESS at hrmidwest@ess.com with any questions you may have. We are happy to help however we can!