In 1992 when the Psychology Licensure Act was passed in Indiana, Hoosier school psychologists were prohibited from practicing the profession of school psychology outside the confines of a school corporation. The Indiana Association of School Psychologists (IASP) restored Indiana school psychologists’ ability to practice as independent providers of school psychological services in 1996 by lobbying the Indiana General Legislature for a law that provided an endorsement for independent practice for school psychologists.
In 2009, the process to obtain an Independent Practice Endorsement (IPE) was simplified to encourage more Indiana school psychologists to obtain private practice licensure. Indiana Code 20-28-12-3 was passed in March 2009 due to a successful lobbying effort by IASP. Current Indiana law requires Hoosier school psychologists to hold either the IPE or HSPP to practice their profession outside of the schools. The new law provides application changes requiring less paperwork and time involved for the IPE applicant. These changes include:
Please contact the IASP office for additional information about the IPE in Indiana:
Indiana Association of School Psychologists
125 W. Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Toll-free: 866-518-4472 or (local) 317-472-6955