12-Hour and 40-Hour Temporary Teaching Permits
The Ohio Department of Education issues 12-hour and 40-hour temporary teaching permits under Ohio law1 to non-licensed individuals who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in OR significant work experience in the subject area to be taught and have been hired to teach in an Ohio school district, STEM school or dropout prevention and recovery community school.
Educators may teach only the subject area(s) listed on the temporary permit.
This permit is issued to non-licensed individuals only, in accordance with Ohio law2. Educators may not apply for the temporary teaching permit if they hold or have ever held a standard, alternative or substitute teaching license.
The employing Ohio school district, dropout prevention and recovery community school or STEM school shall assign a licensed supervisor to the temporary permit holder and provide initial orientation and support in effective teaching methods, in accordance with Ohio law1.
12-Hour Teaching Permit. Educators are limited to teaching 12 hours a week in the subject area(s) listed on the permit. The one-year permit is valid only in the requesting Ohio school district.
40-Hour STEM School Teaching Permit. Educators are limited to teaching 40 hours a week in the subject area(s) listed on the permit. The one-year permit is valid only in the requesting Ohio STEM school.
(NEW!) 40-Hour Industry-Recognized Credential Career-Technical Workforce Development (CTWD) Teaching Permit. Educators are limited to teaching 40 hours a week in the subject area(s) listed on the permit. The one-year permit is valid only for teaching in an Ohio industry-recognized credential program in the requesting dropout prevention and recovery community school.
Steps for First-time or Renewal of a Temporary Teaching Permit
Educators should not apply for a 12-hour or 40-hour permit (new or renewal) through the Department’s online system until they have completed the steps below; otherwise, the application may be declined.
STEP 1: Meet education or work experience requirements for the permit. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in OR significant work experience in the subject area to be taught.
STEP 2: Contact a school or district. Candidates should not apply for this license (new or renewal) through the Department's online system until they have completed the following; otherwise, the application may be declined. Candidates must:
- Complete the employment process at the Ohio school district, STEM school or dropout prevention and recovery community school where they are interested in teaching.
- Notify the employing school or district and request the employer’s IRN to use in the online application; the organization’s e-signer must approve the permit application.
STEP 3: Complete background checks. All applicants must have current background checks on file with the Department.
STEP 4: Prepare documents to submit with the application. Educators must submit the following documents through their OH|ID account with the online application in order to be evaluated for the temporary permit:
- Official transcripts (for permits issued based on a college or university degree). Applicants must submit their official transcripts from an accredited college or university reflecting their conferred degree (minimum of a bachelor's degree required). Please review the Instructions for Submitting Transcripts and short video tutorial before uploading transcripts.
- Verification of work experience (for permits issued based on work experience in the subject area). Applicants must submit one of the following with the application for the permit:
- A letter, on the employer’s letterhead, signed and dated by the human resources director, verifying dates of full-time employment and job duties. Do not submit third party verification of employment; OR
- The Work Experience Verification form completed by the employing human resources director and submitted directly to the Department. Human resources personnel may either email the completed form to email@example.com or mail it (originals only) to:
Ohio Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure
25 S. Front Street
Mail Stop 504
Columbus, OH 43215
Additional Requirements for EMTS & Firefighters
EMT/Firefighter certification. Applicants must provide verification of their active Ohio EMS certification(s) and instructor card(s).
- An active Ohio EMS certification for EMT, AEMT or Paramedic, AND
- An active Ohio EMS Instructor card (CE Instructor and Assistant EMS Instructor are not eligible).
Firefighter Training requires:
- An active Ohio EMS certification for Firefighter I or II, AND
- An active Ohio EMS Fire Instructor card (Assistant Firefighter Instructor and Fire Safety Instructor are not eligible). The Live Fire Instructor card is eligible only if the candidate also holds an active Ohio EMS Fire Instructor card.
STEP 5: Complete and submit the online application.
- 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: 4/4/2023 8:58:09 AM