Educator Licenses News

Ohio Department of Education Topic News


License renewal begins Nov. 1

Educators who are ready to request renewal of their license credentials for 2016 may do so beginning Nov. 1. Please note that e-signers should pay special attention to the effective year of the licensure request, and change it to the correct effective year if necessary before approving the request. 


Guidance now available to help districts verify all coaching permit trainings

On Oct. 14, school district e-signers will begin confirming that applicants for coaching permits have valid trainings or certifications in all four required areas. To assist with these efforts, the department has prepared a guidance document: 


Feb. 27, 2015 Licensure Update online newsletter published

The first edition of the online Licensure Update newsletter provides information for those who are involved with educator licensure in school districts, particularly electronic signers who review and approve license applications. Suggestions for future topics may be sent to  


Applying for a substitute teaching license or pupil activity (coaching) permit?

If you are interested in applying for either a substitute teaching license or pupil activity (coaching) permit, read the new step-by-step instructions for getting started on your respective Web page. You will see an outline of requirements, pointers on navigating CORE licensure system (the online licensure system) and how to check on the status of your application review.