Instructional Assistant Permit – Autism Scholarship

The Ohio Department of Education issues one-year instructional assistant permits under Ohio law1 to individuals who meet qualifications and have been hired by a registered private provider under the Autism Scholarship Program. Please note that other requirements of the registered private provider apply under Ohio law2 for this permit.

Autism Scholarship Program providers may download and print the Instructional Assistant Permit Checklist to guide applicants through the licensure process.

Preliminary Requirements

Who may apply for this permit? This permit is for individuals who provide services to children under the Autism Scholarship Program only. These services include the supervision of children and assistance with instructional tasks.

Candidates must complete the following before applying for this permit (new or renewal) through the Department’s online system:

  • Obtain employment as an instructional assistant with the registered private provider; AND
  • Notify the registered provider and request their IRN to use in the online application; the organization's e-signer must approve the license application. 

Background checks. All applicants must have current background checks on file with the Department.   

Coursework requirements. Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Prepare university transcripts. Applicants must submit their official transcripts from an accredited college or university. Please review the Instructions for Submitting Transcripts and short video tutorial before uploading transcripts.  
  • Candidates who prefer to mail their original, official transcripts must use the following address: 

    Ohio Department of Education
    Office of Educator Licensure
    25 S. Front Street
    Mail Stop 504
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Coursework completed outside the United States. Applicants who completed college coursework outside the United States must submit a course-by-course analysis from a Department approved international credential evaluation service.

Renewal Requirements

Applicants may renew their one-year instructional assistant permit provided they have met employment requirements and completed the following:

  • Successfully performed instructional tasks; AND
  • Completed in-service training.

Please note that  the registered private provider verifies all renewal requirements.

Application Instructions

  1. Access your OH|ID account.
  2. Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
  3. Complete the online application from your CORE Dashboard. This application is housed under the  Nonpublic School Teachers and Administrators category in the online application.
  4. See the CORE User Manual for complete instructions.
1ORC 3310.43
2OAC 3301-25-10

Last Modified: 6/13/2022 1:57:23 PM