For school superintendents, principals and treasurers


Licensure process going paperless; sign up as an electronic signer now

As mentioned earlier this summer, the process for submitting and reviewing teacher licensure applications is moving to a paperless system. Teachers can now easily apply for licenses online through the CORE My Educator Profile if the individuals designated to review and approve applications register as electronic application signers. Signers that already have a SAFE account and their current role and email address listed in the Ohio Educational Directory System Redesign can complete the process in less than five minutes.

Individuals serving in the following roles may review and approve license applications: superintendents or superintendent designees; credential e-signers; coordinator and coordinator designees for LPDCs; and dean or dean-designees from colleges of education.

Here’s how to sign up:

  • Sign into SAFE,
  • Select ODE CORE;
  • Select My Educator Profile;
  • Select My Approvals;
  • Click on Enroll Me.

Enrolled signers will receive email notifications when applications are submitted for review and approval.

For more information on getting started, click here. For assistance on licensure topics, click here for more details and a list of regional licensure consultants.