Adult Education Permit

All applications for adult education permits must be initiated and signed by the employing school or district.

Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Programs

ABLE teachers who already possess valid Ohio teaching certificates or licenses are not required to obtain a one-year adult education teaching permit.

A permit is required for those individuals who do not have valid Ohio teaching certificates or licenses.  To apply, follow the instructions below for a first-time or renewal of a permit.  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).

Individuals without a bachelor’s degree may continue to obtain an Adult Education Teaching Permit for ABLE only if they held a permit during fiscal year 2003 and they continued to apply for permit renewal uninterrupted in subsequent years.

If an Adult Education Teaching Permit for ABLE is required, the following teaching field codes may be used in the application:

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

Adult Workforce Education Programs 

Teaching Field Codes

Agriculture

010000

Marketing Education

040000

Health Occupations

070000

Family & Consumer Science

090000

Office Operation

140000

Industrial & Engineering Technologies

170000

Personal Living

091064

Emergency Medical Technician

070907

Firefighter Training

172801

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.

Getting started on your application

First-time Ohio Adult Education Teaching Permit

  • Following the instructions here, create a SAFE account.
  • Log into the SAFE account once it is set up and confirmed.
  • Click on ODE.CORE, then CORE licensure system
  • Complete and verify the contact information on the My Information tab.
  • From the CORE licensure system drop-down menu at top left, select My Applications.
  • Click on New Credential Application.
  • Open the + symbol next to Coaches, Aides, Student Monitors and Adult Education Instructors.
  • Select Adult Education Teaching Permit
  • See “Two steps for completing all applications” below.

Renewing Adult Education Teaching Permit

  • Access your SAFE account.
  • Click on ODE.CORE.
  • Click on CORE licensure system.
  • Select My Credentials from the top left drop-down menu.
  • Select your Adult Education Teaching Permit
  • At the drop-down menu marked Take Action, select Renew.
  • See “Two steps for completing all applications” below.

Two steps for completing all applications

Step 1: Under the Professional Classification and Credential menus, select the appropriate choices. At the Valid In Organization box, you will need to designate the school or district where you are applying to work. You may search for the school or district in the Name box, but it is easier and more accurate if you enter the school or district information retrieval number (IRN). When completed with each step of the application, select “Save Application and Next.”

Step 2: Under the Select Organization heading, you will need to designate the school or district where you are applying to work. You may search for the school/district in the Name box, but it is easier and more accurate if you enter the school or district information retrieval number (IRN). Next, complete the answers to questions on this screen.

At the final screen, your Adult Education Teaching Permit application will be highlighted. Click on Select and Pay. Follow the prompts until you can submit your electronic check or credit card payment information. Then choose the Pay for Selected Applications button (look for a shopping cart symbol).

Last Modified: 3/9/2016 2:59:15 PM