If you are earning a State of Ohio Teaching License, you must apply for it after you have completed all program and portfolio requirements, undergone a criminal background check, and passed the required state licensure examinations.
How do I apply for my license and/or endorsement?
Apply online at https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal.
Information regarding the on-line application process can be found at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure.
After visiting this website if you still have questions regarding the on-line application process, please contact the Education Student Service Center at 216-687-4625.
How do I register for the OAE exams?
Visit the Ohio Assessment for Educators website for registration, test dates, study guides, and test materials.
Click here for the Ohio Licensure Test Requirements. Candidates planning to teach foreign languages must take special tests of oral and written ability in the target language. See the link below for information about required examinations for foreign languages. https://www.languagetesting.com/
Please note the P-5 Education (Primary License) OAE test requirements are changing effective July 24, 2023. Click here for more information.
How do I prepare for the OAE exams?
Need help navigating the licensure application process?
Click on the Licensure Info Handout to get all of your questions answered.