The Ohio Department of Education Licensure Requirements Include Background Checks
If you are seeking an initial licensure or permit:
If you are renewing a license
Educators who have not lived continuously in the state for the past five years will need to complete both a BCI and FBI background check. Read more.
In addition to the information on this page, ODE has posted a page of Frequently Asked Questions on the Office of Professional Conduct website.
Agencies recommended to facilitate the background check(s) for ODE licensure are the University of Akron Police Department or your nearby County Educational Service Center. Make sure you indicate the background checks are being done for ODE Educator Licensure.