5-year Professional License
- License issued with July 1st effective date and June 30th expiration date five  years later.
- Must be renewed every five  years - refer to LPDC and License Renewal section.
- License designates what educator is licensed to teach.
- Types of licenses include: Pre-K to grade 3, grades 4-9, grades 7-12, Intervention Specialists. Complete lists on ODE website.
- FBI background check must be updated every five  years.
4-Year Resident Educator License
- Issued when teacher preparation program is completed at an Ohio college or university.
- Out of state applicants receive 4-year Resident Educator licenses if they hold out of state licenses and have taught less than three  years.
- See Resident Educator section.