Central Local LPDC

Local Professional Development Committee

Members:Steve ArnoldAmy HammerTracy Robinson - ChairpersonJulee BaylissSally Miller

2021 - 2022 Meetings:

Aug. 27, 2021

November 16, 2021

January 25, 2022

March 15, 2022

Teacher Work Day 2022

The purpose of the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) is to review coursework and professional development activities proposed and completed by educators to determine if state certification and licensure requirements have been met for renewal purposes.

To renew your state certification(s) and/or license(s), you will need to complete professional development activities totaling 18 CEU's per renewal period. Your LPDC approves and keeps record of your professional development activities to assist in the renewal process.

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Tips:

  • The purpose of the IPDP is to guide your personal professional development goals for the length of your current certificate/license. You will consider 3 professional development goals based on the Teacher Standards provided by the Ohio Department of Education.

  • Each goal should include the action you wish to take, the area of knowledge, and the projected outcome. Helpful examples can be found here.

  • You will complete a new IPDP each time you receive a new certificate/license.

    • If you have multiple certificates/licenses, you will complete one IPDP per renewal period.

    • IPDP's need to be turned in and approved PRIOR to receiving any CEU credit toward the renewal period of your certificate(s)/license(s).

STEP 2: Activity Form - Electronic Version

Activity Form Tips:

  • Determine how you plan to reach your goals in your IPDP. You have many Professional Development options available. A list of examples can be found here.

  • Activity Options Rubric is available to help you convert CEUs, the verification necessary, and the criteria that must be met to receive credit.

  • To determine CEU credit, you may find the Conversion Chart helpful.

  • Final Approval (formerly called Form B) must be completed and a verification of completion attached for CEU credit to be awarded.

  • Professional Development must be turned in within one calendar year from the completion date.

  • If taking a college course, remember to see the Superintendent's Secretary for a tuition reimbursement form prior to taking the class.

  • Monitor your CEU's. You will need 18 to renew your certificate/license. You can do this by logging into the Kiosk and selecting "Activity List" on the left side. Scroll to the bottom. It will be tallied for you.

Select the appropriate link for the directions that apply to you.

Use these two buttons if you want to/have filled out a pre-approval. A pre-approval is not required. However, if you are unsure whether your PD will be acceptable, it is best to do a pre-approval.

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Use this button if you did not complete a pre-approval. If you have filled out a pre-approval, click the button above.

STEP 3: RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATE(S)/LICENSE(S)

Once you have 18 or more CEU's, you may renew your certificate(s)/license(s) beginning January 1 of the year of expiration.


  1. Navigate to the OH|ID Portal and log in.

  2. Find Educator Licensure and Records (CORE). If you are having trouble finding this, you may have to create a profile with the Department of Education prior to completing the next step. Click on the Department of Education icon, apply, and then click Request Access. Once your profile is set up, you can find Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).

  3. (*Tip - You can click the star in the right hand corner and it will save it to your log in page, eliminating a step when logging into the site in the future.)

  4. Click the Open App button.

  5. Your credentials will be listed. You will see an action button to the right of each credential. If you have more than one with different expiration dates, you may choose to align them before renewing. Choose the credential that you would like to renew and follow the steps to pay for and submit your application. When using LPDC for renewal, you'll need a Required LPDC signature. Type Central Local into the search bar and click search. Select our district.

  6. When you receive notification that your certificate(s)/license(s) have been renewed, proceed back to Step 1 to begin the process of earning CEU's for that renewal cycle.

If you have any questions, contact one of the LPDC members for assistance.


SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

Are you leaving our district? Do you need to transfer your LPDC credit to another district?


  1. Click here for the PDF. * You may open with to view/print the page OR if you download the PDF, it becomes a fillable page.

  2. Fill out and save the PDF once you have completed the sections. You may print it or you may use the fillable PDF option. Please remember to sign the page.

  3. Scan or Save your PDF and email it to the LPDC Chairman. You can find this information at the top of this webpage.

  4. The Chairperson will verify and sign the page. A copy will be saved in the Superintendent's office and the original will given back to you to take to your new district.