Help with the Online License System

Through the Ohio Department of Education's Connected Ohio Records for Educators system or ODE.CORE, users manage their credentials online. The process also provides a secure environment for educators to update their demographic data and pay licensure fees using a credit card or electronic check.

Sign into SAFE 

  • Sign into your SAFE account. OR if you do not have a SAFE account, create one here and log in.
  • Click on ODE.CORE.

Navigating from the CORE Dashboard

After signing into SAFE and selecting ODE.CORE, your screen will open to the CORE Licensure Dashboard. In these sections, you can take the following steps:

  • UPDATE - My Profile – verify and update your email address and contact information.
  • APPLY - My Applications  – start a new application. 
  • RENEW - My Credentials – view your current credentials and request a renewal, advancement or transition of an existing credential;
  • PAY - My Account – pay application fees.
  • VIEW or UPLOAD - My Documents – upload any required documentation.
  • STATUS - My Applications – check the status of all applications, and edit submitting applications. 
  • SEARCH - Educator Profile  – search an educator record.
  • IMPORTANT LINKS - Find the licensure User Manual, local professional development information, a resident educator summary, pupil activity training providers and Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) registration.


Fees for Licensure Applications

For E-signers

Last Modified: 5/19/2015 2:53:27 PM