Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

The Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators provides the framework for professional conduct for all Ohio educators, including coaches, aides, teachers (including substitutes), principals, superintendents and other licensed individuals serving schools (e.g., school nurses, counselors and treasurers). 

Developed by the Educator Standards Board and the Department, the code of conduct was adopted by the State Board of Education in 2008. It serves as the basis for decisions on issues pertaining to licensure that are consistent with applicable law and provides a guide for conduct in situations that have professional implications for all individuals licensed by the State Board. 

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Professional Conduct has authority to investigate complaints received regarding licensed Ohio educators whose behavior may have violated the code of conduct. To make a complaint, see this webpage for the appropriate form to complete and submit. 


Last Modified: 8/21/2017 9:41:13 AM