Professional Industry Career (PIC) Permit

A Professional Industry Career (PIC) Permit is valid for five years. An individual who holds this permit is eligible to teach grade levels 6-12 only in the field(s) of the occupational specialty for which the applicant has met all requirements.

Permit Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum two years work experience for EACH field of occupational specialty for which the applicant is seeking a PIC. Work experience must be as a wage earner and is in addition to any educational training the applicant may have obtained in his/her field of occupational specialty.
  • Verification of Employment Forms (found in the application), for EACH field of occupational specialty in which the applicant is seeking a PIC, must be filled out completely and accurately and submitted as part of the complete application packet.
  • Current and valid license(s) in EACH of the applicant’s occupational specialties when one is required by state or federal statutes.
  • Plan for Continued Professional Advancement.

Download the Permit Application


A Bachelor’s Degree, or higher degree, in the specific discipline is required for applicants seeking a permit in:

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Technology
  • Trade and Technical (formerly Industrial Arts)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Requires a valid professional license when one is required by state or by federal statutes for the occupational specialty.
  • Requires a written “progress report” of the Professional Advancement Plan submitted for the initial permit.

Download the Renewal Application