Career-Technical Workforce Development Supplemental Teaching License

The supplemental teaching license allows educators who hold a currently, valid standard Ohio teaching certificate or license to teach in a supplemental area, at the request of an employing Ohio school district, while they are in the process of obtaining standard licensure for that area.

Note: Once an educator has been issued a supplemental teaching license for a particular licensure area or teaching field, the educator must complete the supplemental licensure program or the equivalent and be issued a standard teaching license in that area, prior to requesting a supplemental teaching license in another area.

Please review the list of available Career-Technical Workforce Development supplemental license types and teaching field codes before applying for the supplemental license.


Initial Requirements

Educators must meet the following requirements before the Department will issue the initial one-year supplemental license:

  • Hold a currently valid, standard Ohio teaching certificate or license;
  • Have five years of full-time work experience or the equivalent in the career field (verified by the employing Ohio school or district); 
  • Be employed in a teaching position requiring the supplemental licensure area in an Ohio school; AND
  • Submit a completed Initial CTE-37 Form with the online application for the supplemental license.
    • The employing Ohio school district initiates the CTE-37 form. The employing superintendent and the university official must sign the CTE-37 form.

Please note that the employing school or district shall assign a mentor to the individual holding a supplemental teaching license. The assigned mentor shall be an experienced teacher who currently holds a standard teaching license in the same, or a related, content area as the supplemental license.


Requirements for Renewal

Educators may renew their one-year supplemental teaching license two times to allow completion of supplemental licensure program requirements. Educators must meet the following requirements before the Department will renew the one-year supplemental license:  

  • ​Hold a currently valid, standard Ohio teaching certificate or license; AND
  •  Submit a completed Renewal CTE-37 form with the online renewal application for the supplemental license. The form must be signed by the employing superintendent and the university official to verify continuing progress in completing career-technical licensure program requirements.

Eligibility for a Professional License

Educators must complete all of the requirements outlined in section 3319.223 of the Ohio Revised Code; AND
  • Submit an Advance CTE-37 form signed by the employing superintendent and the university official to verify completion of career-technical licensure program requirements.

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

Last Modified: 10/25/2021 3:45:51 PM