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How to Apply for an ODE License Initial School Speech-Language Pathologists License Jacqueline Wilbanks, Ph.D. College of Education, Office of Student Services / / Effective Spring 2014
What License does a School Speech-Language Pathologist apply for? Initial Five-Year Professional License –TYPE: Pupil Services –FIELD: School Speech Language Pathologist The SSLP license cannot be issued until the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology has issued your Conditional SLP License. 2
Criminal Background Checks Background checks for an ODE Educator License are required, both BCII and FBI. As long as you remain a resident in the state of Ohio you will not need to have the BCII done again. The FBI is required every five years to maintain your license. 3
4 Where can you get the BCI/FBI done? –The University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) Highly recommended. No appointment is necessary, walk-in service is available. Cost is $ –County Educational Service Centers (ESC): Call for an appointment. Costs vary. Clearly state the BCI and FBI are for ODE Educator Licensure.
5 Background Checks (BCI and FBI) If you hold a current ODE License and have lived continuously in Ohio for the last 5 years... –The BCII or FBI may not be required. If ODE has a BCII on file for you If your FBI is not older than 5 years –If your FBI is older than 5 years, then you need to get a new one. --If you’re not sure, contact our office and we will check with ODE for you. Applicants who have not lived continuously in the state for the past five years will need to complete both a BCI and FBI background check for ODE Educator Licensure.
6 In regard to the BCI and FBI We recommend that you…. –Request photocopies of the “No Record Verification Forms” be sent to you –Make multiple copies upon receipt as you often need them when you apply for jobs after receiving your license.
7 When do I Apply for my School Speech Language 5-Year Professional License? –When your Conditional License has been issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. –The Master’s Degree is posted to your records. –You have submitted the following to the Licensure Office via attachments: Intent to Apply for ODE Licensure Student Information Form. Copy of the front page of your Praxis Score Report. Copy of the Conditional State Board License.
8 Applying for Licensure Instructions “Intent to Apply for Licensure Student Information Form “Intent to Apply for Licensure Student Information Form: Please fill out completely: Fill out current demographic and contact information at the top. It will be used to update College of Education database. Circle Type of License requested #74, Pupil Services and write in SSLP in the blank. Program Completion: Appropriate Semester and Year. Degree Completion: Appropriate Semester and Year. Program Level Completion: Check Graduate Indicate date of BCI/FBI completion Sign and Date.
Apply for the ODE License Online Instructions to Apply to ODE for the Initial Professional Educator License You will be given the following information in a separate document. Applying online is a three step process. Complete steps 1 and 2 as soon as possible. Complete Step 3 when all requirements are completed. If you are unable to submit your application online for any reason, please contact ODE, , the Student Services Office in Zook 207, or 9
Step 1 OPEN AN OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAFE ACCOUNT if you do not have one. Go to: https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal/ to open an account. Be sure to make note of your password.https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal/ If you already have a SAFE account, go to Step 2. 10
Step 2 APPLY FOR A STATE ID if you do not have one. To obtain a State ID: Open your safe account at: https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal/ https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal/ Click on ODE CORE Go to My Educator Profile. Drop down to My Information: Find button – Assign ID. Be sure to make note of your State ID upon receipt. 11
Step 3 APPLY FOR INITIAL 5-YEAR Professional LICENSE ON-LINE. To apply online: Have your State ID available to enter. You must use a Visa or MasterCard for payment ($ for Initial Professional). Do not apply until you have submitted the “Intent to Apply... Form, and a copy of required passing licensure test to the College of Education Licensure Office. You can send these as attachments or fax. 12
Log into your SAFE Account. Click on ODE CORE. Click on My Educator Profile. At the top, hover for drop-down under My Educator Profile and click on My Information. Near the top, click on My Applications (in blue). Click on New Credential Application. Click on License. Click on “Initial 5 Year Professional License. Click on Apply. 13
Follow instructions: Answer all questions completely and honestly. The University of Akron’s IRN # is Indicate license to begin July 1, You are not required to submit transcripts or test score reports. 14
15 Completion of Licensure Process Letter of Completion A letter will be sent to you as an attachment stating licensure requirements have been met and licensure is in process when your online application has been approved. You can monitor the status of your online applicationon ODE’s Educator Profile after the university eSigns. It may take 4-6 weeks to receive the license.
Contact Information Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Mailing Address: Dr. Jacqueline Wilbanks Zook Hall, Room 207 Akron OH Phone: Fax: / 16
17 Congratulations on meeting Ohio licensure requirements!!! I look forward to approving the application for your SSLP license. - Jacqueline Wilbanks, Ph.D. Licensure Coordinator