Renew a License

All educators now use the Connected Ohio Records for Educators (CORE) system exclusively to renew their licenses, permits or certificates online. The online process provides a secure environment for educators to update their demographic data and pay licensure fees using a credit card or electronic check. 

Before starting your renewal application, be sure your background check is still valid.

Get ready to renew your license

If you wish to renew, advance or transition to one of the licenses listed in this section, check the appropriate link below first for special instructions. If you do not see your license in this section, skip ahead to the gray box to get started on your application. 



For all renewals – here’s how to get started on an application 

  • Log into your SAFE account. OR if you do not have a SAFE account, create one here.
  • Sign into SAFE.
  • Click on ODE.CORE under Web applications.
  • Select the UPDATE button to enter or correct your contact information including email address on the My Information page.
  • Use the drop-down menu at top right to return to the CORE dashboard. 
  • Select RENEW to enter the My Credentials section.
  • Select the credential you wish to renew.
  • Use the Select Action menu, then click on Apply.
  • After filling out the application, submit and pay for your application. 

If you have more than one credential to renew, repeat steps above for each credential. 

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your submission. While you are waiting for your application to be processed, you may login and click on the STATUS button on the CORE dashboard for information about your application. You also will receive an email when your application request is approved or denied.




Last Modified: 4/8/2015 3:14:50 PM