License Renewal

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has completed the transition to an electronic license application process. This process allows users to complete an online license renewal application form and pay their fees using electronic payment (e.g. a credit card). No paper applications are accepted. Applying within the new system requires that each educator have a SAFE account and accurate, updated information in their Educator Profile.  See the link to ODE and the documents below for specific directions and  information.

In October 2019, the LPDC adopted the following guideline: The LPDC recognizes that educators may acquire professional development from on-line providers (e.g. The Master Teacher, TeachME, Creative Teacher, ASCD) for purposes of license renewal. If the professional development provider does not provide transcript credit from an affiliated college/university, the LPDC will only accept a total of 50 contact hours/5 CEUs from these providers for purposes of license renewal.

This should be attached as a summary sheet to the materials you submit to the LPDC for review when you are ready to renew your license. Materials submitted to the LPDC are expected to be well organized so that contact hours/CEUs can be easily verified.
A broad overview of how to renew your license through the ESC and/or LPDC
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