Apply for a New License

One-Year Temporary License Now Available - The Ohio Department of Education understands the current situation impedes the ability of applicants to take their licensure examinations, including the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) testing and others. In response to this unprecedented situation, the Ohio Department of Education has been granted the authority to issue a non-renewable, one-year temporary license for the 2020-2021 school year to applicants who meet all other qualifications for licensure but have been unable to complete their required licensure examinations. Please note that all exam requirements must be met before the expiration date of the one-year temporary license to continue to standard or alternative licensure. Please see the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Educator Licensure webpage for more information.

Principals, teachers (including substitutes), treasurers, coaches, educational aides and pupil services personnel are among those who need educator licenses. To obtain a new license, these individuals will use an application for the credential through the Ohio Department of Education's Connected Ohio Records for Educators system (CORE).

An educator who already is licensed to teach particular grades, (ex. prekindergarten through grade 3) who has recently earned the qualifications for another teaching license (ex. Middle Childhood) also should use the new application for the new license. Learn how to renew an existing license here.

Review the list of license types and teaching field codes available here.

Learn about Credential Types and Requirements 

Application Instructions

  • Access your OH|ID account.
  • Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
  • Complete the online application from your CORE Dashboard.
  • See the CORE User Manual for complete instructions.


Last Modified: 5/19/2020 3:53:59 PM