Inquiries

All inquiries should be directed to the Diocesan Personnel Office at (614) 221-5829 or email Jeanne Gissel. Supplementary materials should be mailed to:

Office of Catholic Schools, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

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How to maintain Teaching Status in the Diocese of Columbus

Please note: All certificate and licensure coursework must be completed by June 30 of the year the license/certificate expires. If coursework is completed after this date, all certificates must be renewed (by the LPDC) and all licenses must be issued (by the ODE) by the first day of the school year, or the teacher may not begin teaching.


Five Year Professional License

Must complete 180 contact hours in any combination of 6 semester, 9 quarter hours or 18 CEUs. Coursework and CEUs must be related to the subject area of current teaching assignment listed on approved IPDP.

Teaching Licenses must be renewed every five years

The Diocesan personnel Office must have a copy of the current IPDP on file

To renew a certificate, send proof of coursework CEUs along with verification form signed by the principal or pastor(page five of the LPDC forms), plus $50 processing fee (make check payable to "The Office of Catholic Schools") the LPDC for review and approval

Access your SAFE Account at ODE to submit the online application and fee.

ODE's SAFE Account Link

The LPDC will approve new IPDP by the teacher for the next five years.


High School Religion Teachers

Teachers must complete 180 contact hours of which 90 hours (3 semester hours, 4.5 quarter hours, or 9 CEUs) must be in the area of religious education and pre-approved by the Office of Religious Education and Catechesis.

The additional 90 contact hours can be in Theology or general education coursework or CEUs.

High School Religion teachers must renew their certification every five years.

To renew a certificate, send proof of coursework and/or CEUs to the LPDC who will review the materials. If approved, it will be forwarded to the Office of Religious Education and Catechesis. The Office of Religious Education and Catechesis will issue the certificate.

The LPDC will approve new IPDP by the teacher for the next five years.


Non-Tax Certificate

Must complete 180 contact hours in any combination of (6) semester hours, 9 quarter hours or 18 CEUs. Coursework and CEUs must be related to the subject area of current teaching assignment or professional development.

Non-Tax Certificates must be renewed every five years.

To renew a certificate, send proof of coursework CEUs along with verification form signed by the principal or pastor(page five of the LPDC forms), plus $50 processing fee (make check payable to "The Office of Catholic Schools") the LPDC for review and approval

The LPDC will approve new IPDP by the teacher for the next five years.


LPDC Forms

All of the necessary LPDC forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below

LPDC Forms