Renew a License

Licensure Renewal Update

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus health crisis and in accordance with the passage of House Bill 404 of the 133rd General Assembly, the Ohio Department of Education is providing flexibility for educators to renew their licenses and permits previously set to expire July 1, 2020. All licenses and permits previously set to expire on July 1, 2020, will remain valid until July 1, 2021, to allow additional time for educators who need to complete requirements for renewal. 

Please Note: It is important that educators complete their renewal requirements and renew their currently expiring license(s) before July 1, 2021, or an additional three semester hours of renewal coursework will be required for renewal of the expired license(s).

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.


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. 



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: 8/6/2021 2:09:39 PM