CTE-26 Application and Resources

CTE-26 Special Update

New Industry Credential Only CTE-26 Provider Application Window

The Office of Career-Technical Education will open an additional CTE-26 provider application period for Industry Credential Only programs from July 1, 2021  through August 15, 2021. The purpose of this additional window is to allow districts and schools the opportunity to seek approval from the Office of Career-Technical Education for new Industry Credential Only programs that would incorporate newly recognized industry credentials that were not available during the initial CTE-26 provider application period that opened November 1, 2020 and closed March 1, 2021.  For more information contact CTE26@education.ohio.gov.


Beginning fiscal year 2020 (2019-2020 school year), the process for renewing CTE-26 applications is transitioning from renewing based on program to renewing based on expiration of the approved program application. In the past, a chart was provided indicating the fiscal renewal year for each program. The program renewal chart will no longer be used. Career-Technical Education (CTE) program approval will now be focused around the approval window of the program application rather than program. Approved CTE programs are valid for five consecutive fiscal years. Renewal application approval shall be subject to review under ORC. 3317.161 section (E).

Local districts will submit renewal applications for programs that are in the last fiscal year of the current approved application as indicated by the CTE-26 System. For example, programs with approval for period FY2017-FY2021 will renew by March 1, 2021 allowing programs to remain effective FY2022-2026. Please refer to the current approval period for your program as indicated in the CTE-26 System.

The FY2022 (2021-2022) CTE-26 application is located in the OH|ID account

The following timelines govern the process for submitting new CTE-26 program applications or applications for program renewal. The application process will tentatively open on November 1, 2020.

  1. The lead district in the Career-Tech Planning District (CTPD) is responsible for approving or disapproving a program application no later than March 1, 2021.

  2. Submit the approved program application to the Ohio Department of Education by March 15, 2021. The Ohio Department of Education will review the program application and notify your district of approval or disapproval by May 15, 2021.

CTE-26 Resources

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