Adult Education Permit

The employing school or district must initiate and sign all applications for adult education permits.

Aspire Programs (formerly ABLE Programs)

Those individuals who do not have valid Ohio teaching certificates or licenses, but are hired by a school or district to teach adults in the Aspire program (formerly known as the Adult Basic Literacy Education or ABLE program) must have adult education permits. Aspire teachers who already possess valid Ohio teaching certificates or licenses do not need to obtain one-year adult education teaching permits.
An individual without a bachelor’s degree may continue to obtain an adult education teaching permit for Aspire only if he or she held a permit during fiscal year 2003 and continued to apply for permit renewal uninterrupted in subsequent years. 

How to apply for or renew a permit

To apply, read this section as needed and then follow the step-by-step instructions below for a first-time or renewal of a permit. 

Preliminary Step for First-Time Applicants

If this is a first-time application, the applicant must upload official transcripts evidencing a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Please scan and upload your original, official transcript in PDF format only. We cannot accept grade reports, photos/photocopies of transcripts or unofficial transcripts.  Before uploading your transcripts, please see the following requirements:

  • Confer date of degree must be visible.
  • Include all pages of transcript (front and back).
  • Registrar's signature and transcript key/guide must be visible.
  • Create one PDF file per transcript (do not upload pages separately).
  • Upload transcripts from multiple universities separately (i.e. each transcript should be one PDF file). 

Teaching Field Codes - for Aspire

If an adult education teaching permit for Aspire is required, applicants may use the appropriate teaching field code below in their applications:

  • 130100 General Science;
  • 150002 Social Studies;
  • 110000 Mathematics;
  • 050504 Speech/Communication. 

Teaching Field Codes - for Adult Workforce Education programs



Marketing Education


Health Occupations


Family & Consumer Science


Office Operation


Industrial & Engineering Technologies


Personal Living


Emergency Medical Technician


Firefighter Training


Note – EMT and Firefighter Training require a valid instructor card issued by the Division of Emergency Medical Services through the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

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: 11/26/2019 8:17:05 AM