4765-18-07 Extension and exemption from continuing education for an individual holding a certificate to teach.

(A) A certificate to teach will expire on its expiration date unless the individual has, prior to the expiration date, submitted a renewal application.

(B) The board may grant an extension of time for an individual holding a certificate to teach to comply with the continuing education requirements for renewal, pursuant to this chapter. The board may grant an extension if a written request is received from the individual, prior to the expiration date of the certificate to teach, and the request includes the following:

(1) Justification for the extension;

(2) Length of extension requested;

(3) Specific plan for completion of requirements within the length of time requested;

(4) Signature of certificate holder.

(C) The board may grant a complete or partial exemption from compliance with the continuing education requirements. The board may grant a complete or partial exemption for reasons including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The certificate holder is on active military duty:

(a) A signed, written request for exemption from the continuing education shall be submitted to the division;

(b) The request shall include the specific continuing education requirements for which an exemption was sought;

(c) The request shall include the justification for the exemption.

(2) Special hardships or unusual circumstances, as determined by the board:

(a) A signed, written request for exemption from the continuing education shall be submitted to the division at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the certificate to teach. The board may waive this time requirement due to exigent circumstances;

(b) The request shall include the specific continuing education requirements for which an exemption was sought;

(c) The request shall include the justification for the exemption.

Replaces: rule 4765-18-07

Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: 4765.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99, 6/29/01, 10/2/03