Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of testing centers, Ohio’s Department of Education is temporarily suspending testing entry requirements for American Board teacher candidates. This means you can enroll and begin studying for your state-approved American Board certificate today. You will still need to take and pass the OAE exam before program completion, but it does NOT have to be passed before program enrollment. Take advantage of this change and get started today!
You can become a teacher in Ohio on your own schedule, without quitting your current job or going into debt. The program is entirely online, and you can complete it in less than one month. No additional university class time is required and at a total program cost of $900, American Board aims to provide the most affordable and straightforward path to certification. Try our teacher certification program free for seven days and see if you are ready to start earning your Ohio teaching certificate.
The first step to get started is selecting and taking the OAE (Ohio Assessment for Educators) exam for the subject you want to teach. Your OAE exam should be completed before starting the American Board program. Then, enroll in American Board’s program using the promotional code OHIO1000. For details on the simple steps to Ohio certification, see the How To section below.
You can get certified as an Ohio teacher for high needs subject areas, like the ones listed below.
PLEASE NOTE: American Board does not certify Ohio candidates in Early Childhood Education, Special Education or any non-teaching subject.
Candidates of our program may take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) for world language licensure areas. See the Language Testing International (LTI) website for exam information and registration.
Contact the ODHE certification department at (877) 644-6338 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these requirements. You may also visit the Ohio Higher Ed website to learn more.
We are available to answer your questions via email, chat, or phone. Reach out to us with questions and we’ll be happy to help you figure out if our program is the right fit for your needs.
Call 1-877-669-2228 to speak with our Enrollment Team or click the button below to email us.