Renewal requirements are as follows:
Requirements for renewal of a currently valid professional or associate license:
- If Currently Employed in an Ohio School/District
For individuals currently employed in an Ohio public school/district, chartered nonpublic school or community school:
Each educator is responsible for the design of an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP), subject to the approval of the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). The plan should be based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school and the school district, and be aligned with the professional educator standards adopted by the State Board of Education. In accordance with the approved plan, the educator must complete six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or 18 continuing education units (CEUs) (180 contact hours) or other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the LPDC of the employing school, district or agency since the issuance of the license to be renewed. Coursework, CEUs or other equivalent activities may be combined.
- If Not Currently Employed in an Ohio School/District
For individuals not currently employed in an Ohio public school/district, chartered nonpublic school or community school:
Completion of six semester hours or nine quarter hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or an area of licensure since the issuance of the licensed to be renewed.
Coursework needs to be completed prior to September 1 of the year of expiration of the license to be renewed or the renewal requirement increases to 9 semester hours, or 13.5 quarter hours.
Office of Educator Licensure
1 (877) 644-6338 (toll free)
All coursework or other professional development activities must be completed by September 1 of the year the certificate or license expires, and applications may submitted until December 31 of that year.
Note: CEU courses can ONLY be used for recertification if you are a current full-time educator who falls under the oversite of an LPDC.