3319.222 Effect on certificates issued before change in law.

(A) Notwithstanding the amendments to and repeal of statutes by the act that enacted this section, the state board of education shall accept applications for new, and renewal and upgrade of, temporary, associate, provisional, and professional educator licenses, alternative educator licenses, one-year conditional teaching permits, and school nurse licenses through December 31, 2010, and issue them on the basis of the applications received by that date in accordance with the former statutes in effect immediately prior to amendment or repeal by the act that enacted this section.

(B) A permanent teacher's certificate issued under former sections 3319.22 to 3319.31 of the Revised Code prior to October 29, 1996, or under former section 3319.222 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to the effective date of this section, shall be valid for teaching in the subject areas and grades for which the certificate was issued, except as the certificate is limited, suspended, or revoked under section 3319.31 of the Revised Code.

(C) The following certificates, permits, or licenses shall be valid until the certificate, permit, or license expires for teaching in the subject areas and grades for which the certificate, permit, or license was issued, except as the certificate, permit, or license is limited, suspended, or revoked under section 3319.31 of the Revised Code:

(1) Any professional teacher's certificate issued under former section 3319.222 of the Revised Code, as it existed prior to the effective date of this section;

(2) Any temporary, associate, provisional, or professional educator license issued under former section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, as it existed prior to the effective date of this section, or under division (A) of this section;

(3) Any alternative educator license issued under former section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, as it existed prior to the effective date of this section, or under division (A) of this section;

(4) Any one-year conditional teaching permit issued under former section 3319.302 or 3319.304 of the Revised Code, as it existed prior to the effective date of this section, or under division (A) of this section.

(D) Any school nurse license issued under former section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, as it existed prior to the effective date of this section, or under division (A) of this section shall be valid until the license expires for employment as a school nurse, except as the license is limited, suspended, or revoked under section 3319.31 of the Revised Code.

(E) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a person from applying to the state board for an educator license issued under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, a school nurse license or a school nurse wellness coordinator license issued under section 3319.221 of the Revised Code, or an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, as the section exists on and after the effective date of this section.

(F) On and after the effective date of this section, any reference in the Revised Code to educator licensing is hereby deemed to refer also to certification or licensure under divisions (A) to (D) of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3319.222

History. Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.