renewal window open for applications
The Ohio Department of Education’s online application system is open for renewal applications. Educators with licenses expiring June 30, 2021, can submit applications now – as long as they meet renewal requirements. The Ohio Department of Education has an updated, easier-to-use Connected Ohio Records for Educators (CORE) application system.
Educators should log in to their OH|ID accounts (formerly SAFE) to access CORE. Users can access the OH|ID portal by clicking the “Login” link at the top of the Ohio Department of Education's Homepage or by going directly to the OH|ID portal at ohid.ohio.gov. For more help accessing the OH|ID portal, visit the Department's OH|ID Portal Help webpage.
Changes coming to Substitute Teaching Licenses
Beginning July 1, the Department of Education will issue a new sustitute teaching license and will no longer issue or renew short- or long- term substitute licenses. After June 30, only one type of substitute license will be issued. Applicants will select teaching fields based on the postsecondary degrees they hold. Please see the Substitute License webpage for more information and requirements related to the new substitute teaching license.
Login to your OH|ID account and click on ODE.CORE (Online Licensure System), then click on My Credentials to start the process.