Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

The Licensure 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. In 2018, the Educator Standards Board began a review of the code of conduct and after the review, provided proposed changes to the State Board of Education. On September 17, 2019, the State Board of Education adopted the current Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators. The code of conduct 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 of Education. 

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. 

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