Local Professional Development Committee

Local Professional Development Committee

DEA Committee Members: Denette Carpenter, Teresa Leo, Kristin Linz, Dana Darling, Mark Fairhurst

TBD: Chairperson

All Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP’s) and Equivalent Activities documents will be turned in at Human Resources  at Ludlow.  Licensure Renewals are now submitted online at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Renew-Certificate-License

Please note there are changes to the days and times that IPD Plans and Equivalent Activity Requests can be turned in at Human Resources.

Monday through Friday  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The IPDP Committee will meet on the following days:

The 2018-19 LPDC meeting dates:

3rd Wednesday of the month (except November and May)

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 28 (4th Wednesday)
  • December 19
  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 8 (2nd Wednesday


How to earn hours for renewal

  1. Take college courses, either online or at a university.
  2. Take district sponsored workshops.
  3. Participate in building level committees, workshops, meetings.
  4. Take workshops from outside agencies.
  5. Earn credits through equivalent activity proposals.


You need to have 180 contact hours, 6 semester hours, 18 PDU’s or some combination earned after you submitted your IPDP.

Dayton Public Schools no longer issues PDU’s for most of their trainings. You will receive contact hours. In order to prove those contact hours to the LPDC you will need to print your class history. It is that easy!


License Renewals

Procedure for renewals:

Application to renew:
Type in web address:  http://www.ode.state.oh.us/
Scroll down to: Educator Menu
Click on: ODE – Educator Licensure
You must first create an ODE ‘SAFE’ Account, and then follow the directions to submit your renewal online.  The appropriate esigner will receive an email stating that there is a renewal to review,  and this process is done online as well.

Fingerprinting for renewals can be obtained at Safety and Security:

Monday – Friday
1:00 – 4:30 PM

Please go to Human Resources prior to going to Safety and Security for the fingerprinting form.  Payment may be made by money order only, or current employees may choose payroll deduction.   If you have not lived in the state of Ohio for the past 5 years, you will pay $46 for both background checks.  If you have lived in Ohio during the past 5 years then you only need to obtain a FBI check and the cost is $22.

Please contact a committee member if you need assistance or have questions.


Do you need to check you current license?

Step 1: Go to THIS WEBSITE and search for yourself in the ODE system.

Step 2: Once the system has found you, click on the CREDENTIALS button.


How to obtain continuing education activities

Teaching License Document

Forms Needed for IPDP are below:

IPDP Cover Sheet

IPDP Professional Goal & Strategy Sheet- Revised Aug. 2010

Equivalent Activity Proposal

Educator Licensure Applications (renewal applications)

For more information on LPDC please reference the
Dayton Public Schools Certificate Renewal and Licensure Procedures handbook (PDF)

In 1996, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 230, authorizing the establishment of Local Professional Development Committees (LPDCs). Such committees are to be established in every school district and chartered nonpublic school by September 1998. The purpose of the committees is to review the course work and other professional activities proposed and completed by educators within the district to determine if the requirements for renewal of certificates or licenses have been met.

Based on the Local Professional Development Committee’s review, the Ohio Department of Education will continue to issue teaching certificates and licenses, and the certificates and licenses will be valid across the state. Review by a district’s Local Professional Development Committee does not mean the educator will be qualified to work only in that district; the certificate or license will be valid for working in any district in Ohio





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