Is Registration Required for Homeschooling in Indiana?

Many homeschoolers in Indiana are under the mistaken belief they need to register their  home school with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

This is not the case. Nowhere in the Indiana Code (IC) is there a requirement to register.  BLOG Featured Image_Action Logo Square BW 10.28.15 SMALL

The IDOE would certainly like to know about your homeschool because they are in the business of providing public education services to children.  The language on the IDOE website is confusing and unnecessary, therefore IAHE Action does not recommend using the IDOE website.

While IAHE Action does not oppose homeschoolers notifying the IDOE of their intent to homeschool, we encourage homeschoolers to go to IAHE’s homeschool info page before deciding the best course of action.


Ian Slatter is the Office Manager at the Tindley Preparatory Academy, a charter school near downtown Indianapolis. From 2003 – 2011 he was the Director of Media Relations at Home School Legal Defense Association. While earning his MPA from Regent University, he worked as an assistant/writer at the Weekly Standard. He then moved to Capitol Hill and served as a legislative assistant and, later, communications director for Congressman Mike Pence. Ian and his wife, Alison, live in Greenwood, Indiana and have 3 children.




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