Registration and Approved Signatures

LPDC Registration / E-Signer Enrollment

Beginning January 2014 – all renewal licensure applications must be completed online.

Thanks to all of the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) coordinators who have already registered their LPDC.

If the LPDC does not have its own IRN at this time we ask that you register. It should require only 5 minutes or less to request registration for a new or existing LPDC using the new online CORE LPDC system.

  • This online system enables ESCs, school districts and schools to request new LPDC registrations, and to update LPDC address and staffing information. The LPDC data will update the ODE OEDS-R system and contribute to ODE's planned transition to more automated and efficient processing of educator licensure renewals.
  • Once the LPDC has been registered with an IRN it is not necessary to re-register each year. The date associated with the LPDC indicates the year it was registered. A change request is only necessary when updating and changing the coordinator and designees.
  • It is the LPDC’s responsibility to maintain and update the LPDC roles when necessary. The OEDS administrator cannot change the coordinator or designee roles. This is done through CORE, using the SAFE Account of the active LPDC coordinator or LPDC designee. The change needs to be completed prior to an LPDC coordinator or LPDC designee leaving the district.

Helpful Hints

  1. All approved signers must have a SAFE account.
  2. SAFE Sign-in is a link on the top of our webpage education.ohio.gov.
  3. Before you begin please
    • Make sure the approved signers each have a State ID and their SAFE accounts contain a phone number and email address
    • Download and review the CORE LPDC Public module User Manual  for instructions on using the new system.
  4. After your registration is approved
  5. You will receive an email confirmation which will include your LPDC IRN#
  6. Use this LPDC IRN# on all LPDC related renewals - on hard copy and online applications
  7. In order for applicants to apply online, there must be at least one LPDC signer who is an e-signer. (It is recommended that each LPDC has more than one.)
  8. To enroll as an eSigner:
    • Sign in and access the My Educator Profile module through your ODE CORE link
    • Click on My Approvals
    • The first time the signer accesses 'My Approvals', they will be asked to complete the 'Enroll Me' process.  To do this, click on the “Enroll Me” button.
    • Once this is complete you are an e-signer and your LPDC is registered for online applications
  9. For additional information and YouTube training videos, please access our My Educator Profile webpage

Questions related to LPDC operations should be directed to the appropriate person on the Regional LPDC Support Team.

Last Modified: 9/22/2014 10:05:23 AM