5 Year Professional Educator Licenses

The Department issues professional educator licenses to teachers who have completed the Ohio Resident Educator Program (in accordance with rule 3301-24-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code) 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.

out-of-state applicants

If you have taught under a standard out-of-state teaching license for three full school years or more, please see our 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 our 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 our How to Transition a Certificate to a License webpage for information and application instructions.

background checks

Please see our Background Check FAQs webpage for information.

ohid account

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 for information.

Last Modified: 3/6/2020 7:55:35 AM