(A) The four-year educational aide permit may be renewed upon the request and recommendation of an employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school upon evidence of meeting the following requirements:
(1) The applicant is deemed to be of good moral character;
(2) The applicant has successfully performed assigned tasks, as verified by the hiring authority; and
(3) The applicant has participated in and benefited from in-service training, as verified by the hiring authority.
(B) The term "ESEA qualified" (elementary and secondary education act) may be added to the four-year educational aide permit for the individual who successfully completes the examination for paraprofessionals prescribed by the state board of education (education.ohio.gov), or possesses an associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher education, or completes at least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (defined as forty-eight semester hours or seventy-two quarter hours).