Ohio Department of Education Topic News

Educator Licensure Renewal


The Ohio Department of Education’s online application system opened Nov. 1 for licensure renewal applications. Educators whose licenses expire June 30, 2022, can avoid the rush by submitting their application early, provided they have met renewal requirements.

Pro tips for avoiding application processing delays:
  • Create an OHID account. The Department transitioned from SAFE to OHID in May 2019. Educators who have not yet created an OHID account will not be able to access the online application.
  • Update background checks. Educators must have current background checks on file with the Department.
  • Prepare Transcripts. Educators renewing with college or university coursework should view Instructions for Submitting Transcripts before starting the online application.