5 Year Professional Educator Licenses
The Department issues professional educator licenses to teachers who have completed the Ohio Resident Educator Program, in accordance with Ohio law1, or who have met teaching experience requirements under a standard out-of-state teaching license.
educators who completed ohio's resident educator program
If you have completed Ohio’s Resident Educator Program and passed RESA, you may advance from your Resident Educator (or Alternative Resident Educator) license to the professional educator license. Please contact your Resident Educator Program Coordinator before completing the online application to advance your license. You must meet all current requirements for licensure before submitting your online application to receive the professional educator license. Please note that if you have any coursework or exam limitations listed on your license, you must successfully complete them before you will be issued the professional educator license.
If you have taught under a standard out-of-state teaching license for three full school years or more, please see the Out-of-State Licensure webpage for information and application instructions.
advance 2-year provisional licenses
If you previously held a 2-Year Provisional license in Ohio, and you have taught under a standard out-of-state teaching license in the same teaching field for three full school years or more, please see the How to Transition or Advance a Two-Year Provisional License webpage for information and application instructions.
transition 4-year or 8-year provisional certificates
If you need to advance your previously issued Ohio 4-Year Provisional or 8-Year Professional teaching certificate, please see the How to Transition a Certificate to a License webpage for information and application instructions.
Applicants must have current background checks on file with the Department. Please see the Background Check FAQs webpage for information.
If you have not already done so, you will need to set up your OHID account before submitting your online application for licensure. Please see the OHID Portal Help webpage and the CORE User Manual for information.
Last Modified: 9/21/2021 9:47:38 AM