Renew a License

All educators now use the My Educator Profile tool within the Connected Ohio Records for Educators (CORE) system exclusively to renew their licenses, permits or certificates online. The online process provides a secure environment for educators to update their demographic data and pay licensure fees using a credit card or electronic check. 

Before starting your renewal application, be sure your background check is still valid.

Get ready to renew your license

If you wish to renew, advance or transition to one of the licenses listed in this section, check the appropriate link below first for special instructions. If you do not see your license in this section, skip ahead to the gray box to get started on your application. 



For all renewals – here’s how to get started on an application 

  • Log into your SAFE account. OR if you do not have a SAFE account, create one here.
  • Sign into SAFE.
  • Click on ODE.CORE.
  • Select My Educator Profile.
  • On the My Information page, update your contact information including email address.
  • Go to My Credentials (from the top-left drop-down menu).
  • Select the credential you wish to renew.
  • Click on Apply and fill out the application.
  • Submit and pay for your application. 

If you have more than one credential to renew, repeat steps 7-9 for each credential. 

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed. While you are waiting for your application to be processed, you may check on its status on the My Applications page, accessible from the top-left drop down menu. 



Last Modified: 1/14/2015 4:09:16 PM