Licensure Code of Professional Conduct

The Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators provides the framework for professional conduct for all Ohio educators. This includes any person who holds a license through the Department.

Developed by the Educator Standards Board and the Department, the Licensure Code was adopted by the State Board of Education in 2008. Updates were made and adopted on September 17, 2019.  The Licensure Code provides a guide for conduct and possible disciplinary recommendations.



  • Overview of the 2019 changes to the Licensure Code: 

Ohio Revised Code Provisions

In addition to the Licensure Code, some educator conduct is specifically addressed by Ohio law. Click the links below for full text of some of these relevant statutes.

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