Ohio Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 504
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Website: Out-of-State Licensure
If you are employed in an Ohio school, you may apply for a one-year out-of-state teaching license to allow time to complete the required Ohio licensure exam(s). To be eligible for this license, you must hold a valid, standard out-of-state teaching license and have met all requirements for a standard Ohio teaching license except for the Ohio licensure exams. You may only apply for the one-year out-of-state license at the request of your employing Ohio school.
Those that have completed an approved teacher preparation program through an accredited college/university and have less than three years of teaching experience under a standard or professional out-of-state teaching license, apply for a four-year resident educator license. Those that have taught under a standard or professional out-of-state teaching license for three years or more, apply for a five-year professional license.
Submit an application (OH|ID Account and CORE Applicant User Manual) and the following documents to be evaluated for the Ohio license.
- Out-of-State Teaching License
- Letter of Eligibility for a License (if not currently held)
- Verification of Licensure Exams
- Verification of Experience
- Official Transcripts