Applications for licensure may be obtained at our office at South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (SCOESC), 522 Glenwood Ave, Rm. 165, New Boston, OH 45662 or on the Ohio Department of Education website by going to http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ and clicking on Educator Licensure Application under Educators.
You may follow the directions for the Interactive Application or you may download the application and fill it out. Please leave blank the following sections: Mail to Organization & Superintendent Signature After filling out the application please mail or bring to our office with a check for the application fee made out to the Treasurer, State of Ohio. The application will be reviewed and signed by the Superintendent.
NEW EMPLOYEE-SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS or EDUCATIONAL AIDES need to have a BCI & FBI background check on file at the South Central Ohio ESC completed within 365 days.
Please note that when an individual submits an application for their very first license or permit to be issued by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), a BCI and FBI background check report must be completed within 365 days of the date the application is received and must be on file at ODE.
Background checks may be completed in Room 145 of our building. Please bring your valid driver’s license or ID card and a money order or exact cash for payment. Cost for the state background check (BCI) is $35.00 and the FBI background check is $35.00. If you need both, the cost will be $65.00. Please contact our office at 740-354-0221.
Other license or permit applications may be obtained by going to the Ohio Department Education website. If you have any questions as to what applications that you will need please contact our office at 740-354-0221.