Administrator Licenses

License options

Professional Administrator License – 5 Year

A candidate for a new superintendent, principal or administrative specialist license who has completed an approved licensure program is to submit a new application request for the professional administrator license.

School Treasurer and School Business Manager Licenses – 5 Year

Traditional pathway

An educator who is interested in applying for a professional administrator license must meet the qualifications outlined in Ohio law1:

  • Earn a master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Complete an approved preparation program.
  • Receive a recommendation from the dean or head of teacher education at the institution where he or she completed the preparation program.
  • Complete the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam #015, Educational Leadership, prescribed by the State Board of Education.
  • A principal must have two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching license (or work experience under a professional pupil services license) for the ages and grade levels for which the principal license is sought.
  • An administrative specialist must have two years of successful teaching experience under a professional teaching license (or work experience under a professional pupil services license).
  • A superintendent must have three years of successful experience in a position as a principal or administrative specialist while holding the respective license.

Alternative pathway

Qualified candidates may choose to pursue a nontraditional pathway toward a career in education. Find out more at the following links:

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.

Related Links

1OAC 3301-24-05

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