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LPDC & License Renewal

Local Professional Development Committee

& License Renewal

Per Ohio Department of Education (ODE) rules, the JEC Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) reviews and approves professional development plans and requests for educators who have 5-year ODE professional licenses.


5-year professional license holders:

  • Must write an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) with three [3] goals selected from Ohio Teaching Standards.
  • Must submit the IPDP to the LPDC via the online JEC Database system.
  • Must complete six [6] semester hours or 180 points of professional development every five [5] years in order to meet ODE renewal requirements.
  • Professional development activities include college courses (both undergrad and graduate), workshops, conferences, ODE mentoring, and more.
  • Submit one Pre-Approval Form via the online JEC Database system for each professional development activity prior to enrolling in a course/workshop/activity that will be used towards license renewal.
  • Submit a description of the professional development activity as an attachment to the Pre-Approval form.
  • Obtain official verification documents upon completion of courses, workshops, and activities.
  • Submit official verification online to the LPDC to complete renewal requirements.