How to Renew a Currently Valid Five-Year Professional or Associate License

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Using the My Educator Profile tool, educators can update their demographic data and pay licensure fees online using a credit card.

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Note: If your application requires an e-signature of a superintendent, Local Professional Development Committee or college education dean, that individual must be an e-signer before you can submit your application online.

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Currently Employed in an Ohio School

For individuals currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school or community school:

Each educator is responsible for the design of an Individual Professional Development Plan, subject to the approval of the Local Professional Development Committee. The plan should be based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school and the school district, and be aligned with the professional educator standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

In accordance with the approved plan, the educator must complete:

  • Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
  • 18 continuing education units (CEUs) (180 contact hours); or
  • Other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the Local Professional Development Committee of the employing school, district or agency since the issuance of the license to be renewed.

Coursework, CEUs or other equivalent activities may be combined.

Not Currently Employed in an Ohio School

For individuals not currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school or community school:

Completion of six semester hours or nine quarter hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or an area of licensure since the issuance of the licensed to be renewed.

Coursework needs to be completed prior to September 1 of the year of expiration of the license to be renewed or the renewal requirement increases to 9 semester hours, or 13.5 quarter hours.

Last Modified: 1/9/2014 11:37:42 AM