Renew a License

All educators now use the Connected Ohio Records for Educators (CORE) system exclusively to renew their licenses, permits or certificates online. The online process provides a secure environment for educators to update their demographic data and pay licensure fees using a credit card or electronic check. 

Before starting your renewal application, be sure your background check is still valid.

Important

No pre-approval of coursework: Applicants do not need to seek pre-approval of coursework from the Ohio Department of Education. The Department does not pre-approve coursework. Applicants should select coursework related to classroom teaching and/or area of licensure.

Accreditation: Coursework must be completed at an accredited college or university.  To verify accreditation, check with the college or university directly or check here. Click here to find accredited institutions approved to offer Educator Preparation programs in the state of Ohio.

Get Ready to Renew Your License

If you wish to renew, advance or transition to one of the licenses listed in this section, check the appropriate link below first for special instructions. If you do not see your license in this section, skip ahead to the Application Instructions section. 

TEACHERS

OTHER EDUCATORS  

Application Instructions

  • Access your SAFE account.
  • Click ODE.CORE.
  • Complete the online application from your Dashboard.
  • See the CORE User Manual for complete instructions.

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Last Modified: 9/13/2018 8:19:11 AM