School PD Requirements in Ohio

What professional development requirements does a school in Ohio need to meet?

Each person employed by any Ohio school district or service center must complete at least four hours of child abuse prevention in-service training within two years of commencing employment with the district or center, and every five years thereafter.


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Each board shall incorporate training in youth suicide awareness and prevention into the required in-service training. 

Each board shall incorporate training on the board’s harassment, intimidation, or bullying policy.

It is recommended for schools to provide ongoing training in effective engagement with families for teachers, support staff, parents and administrators.

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How do I contact the OH Department of Education?

Contact the Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

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Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Ohio listed on this page are current as of December 7th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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