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REMINDER: Temporary Educator Licenses Available on April 6, 2023!

On April 6, 2023, the Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) will issue a nonrenewable, two-year temporary educator license to an individual with an expired professional teacher’s certificate or a professional educator license pursuant to H.B. 554.

To qualify, an individual cannot have any disciplinary sanctions on the expired certificate or license. A temporary license is valid for teaching in the same subject areas and grades as the expired certificate or license, including any endorsements to that expired certificate or license. Prior to providing instruction, a temporary license holder must complete any training required by the employing school district or school.

To read the Two-Year Reinstatement License Application Checklist created by the ODE, please click here.

To read additional reinstatement license information provided by the ODE, please click here.

To read H.B. 554, please click here.

To read the Final Analysis for H.B. 554, please click here.

Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always-changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.

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