In order to qualify for licensure in the state of Ohio, candidates must earn passing scores on the appropriate state-required licensure examinations in both content and professional knowledge. For all areas except Multi-Age World Languages, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) fulfills the state's requirement. For World Language, candidates must also earn passing scores on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Currently, there is no assessment for Latin.
Updated educator license examination requirements are available on the Ohio Department of Education website. Exam registration and preparation materials are available at the Ohio Assessments for Educators and Language Testing International websites.
Please consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any state mandated teacher licensure assessment.
Veterans and Reimbursement: United States military veterans may seek reimbursement for educator licensure tests. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a reimbursement program for educational expenses which can include the Ohio Assessments for Educa- tors. Download the Department of Veterans Affairs Application (VBA-22-0803- A). When filling out the application, the assessment and fees will need to be included.
Steps to find assessments and fees:
- Go to the WEMS Licenses/Certifications Search page
- Enter “OAE” into the L&C name field
- Select “Both” as the LAC category type
- Select the state initials “MA” for Massachusetts (location of the OAE testing contractor)
- Click on the “Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE)” link under the Description column
- A list of assessments and fees will appear
The reimbursement form can then be completed and submitted. For additional information, please contact your local veteran’s benefits office.