Renewing a 5 year Professional Teaching License is not difficult; however, as technology and procedures at the Ohio Department of Education evolve, it can be grueling to navigate all the changes.
Here are a couple of things to remember when renewing your teaching license:
Requirements: To renew a teaching license, the educator must have on file:
- 6 graduate semester credit hours or 18 CEUs (180 contact hours). These courses or contact hours should be approved by the LPDC committee prior to beginning the courses/hours. It is important to submit official transcripts to the Board of Education to be placed in your official personnel file. You can check how many contact hours you have on file by logging into the LPDC online program: Amherst LPDC Online Program
- Valid FBI background check - An educator's FBI background check is valid for 5 years from date of completion. If an FBI background check is schedule to expire the same year as the educator's teaching license expires, a new FBI background check will be required. You can check your FBI expiration date by logging into your MUNIS Self Service account and clicking on Certifications.
2. Amherst LPDC IRN# 013996 should be used for the organization's E-Signature line.
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