Licensure renewal available now
Professionals whose licenses or permits expire this June should submit their online renewal applications now to avoid the summer rush, as long as they have met their renewal requirements.
A little preparation can make the process a smooth one. Here are some tips for getting ready to apply.
Create an OH|ID account
The Department switched from SAFE to OH|ID accounts in May 2019. If you have not already created an OH|ID account, you must complete this step before accessing the renewal application. The Department offers step-by-step instructions on the OH|ID Portal Help webpage.
Submit current background checks
It may be time to update your background checks. You may log in to your OH|ID account to verify the date of your last check. See the Background Check FAQs webpage for more information.
Prepare required documents
If your local professional development committee (LPDC) will be approving your application, you may not need to submit any documents with your renewal application. Always check with your LPDC first. If you are not renewing through your LPDC, you will need to submit your official transcripts to reflect your completed renewal coursework and/or an Educator Leaving an LPDC Verification form, completed by your former LPDC, to verify the professional development you completed for renewal. See the Renew a Five-Year License webpage for more information and document submission instructions.