Educator Licensure Testing Requirements (OH)
Ohio Licensure Exams
Candidates seeking initial licensure in Ohio must successfully complete the required pedagogy and subject area exams as determined by the State Department of Education of Ohio. The test series providers for initial Ohio licensure are the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/Language Testing International (ACTFL/LTI) for candidates seeking licensure in world languages. In select areas, Praxis series assessments are also required.
Please visit the Ohio Department of Education website to learn more about initial licensure and Ohio licensure exam requirements.
What Exams Do I Need to Take?
OH Educator Testing Licensure Requirements (updated July 1, 2020)
Where Can I Register for the Exams?
Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) (Pearson website)
ACTFL/LTI World Languages Examinations (ACTFL/LTI website)
Where Can I Find Study Guides and Preparation Materials for the Exams?
Click here for additional information regarding individual assessment frameworks, study guides, practice assessments, expanded study guides, videos, tutorials, and additional resources.
Military Fee Waiver
Click here to learn about seeking reimbursement for Ohio Assessments for Educators.