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The Mercer County Local Professional Development Committee (MCLPDC)


The MCLPDC reviews coursework and professional development activities proposed and completed by educators in Mercer County to determine if state licensure requirements have been met. It is the responsibility of the MCLPDC to review and approve Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs), coursework and other professional development activities for professional license renewal.


The MCLPDC is a service provided by the Mercer County Educational Service Center, and represents educators from the following schools in Mercer County, Ohio:
Celina City, Coldwater Exempted Village, Fort Recovery Local, Marion Local, Mercer County ESC, Mercer County Head Start, Parkway Local, and St. Henry Consolidated Local.

 Know your responsibilities as an Ohio educator:

1)      Know when your license is due for renewal.

2)      Submit an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) immediately when you receive your new 5 Year Professional License. You will need to write a new plan for every license cycle.

3)      Upon approval of your IPDP, complete your planned learning activities. Maintain all documentation (transcripts, certificates of contact hours, forms, etc.) of your completed learning activities.

                         Remember- 18 CEUs are required for license renewal:

                         1 clock hour = .1 CEU

                         1 quarter hour = 2 CEUs

                         1 semester hour = 3 CEUs

 4)      Follow steps for renewal (Educator Renewal Instructions)

New to Mercer County with CEU activities from your previous position? Have the following form completed by your previous LPDC and submit to the Mercer County LPDC: Approval Verification Form for Educators Leaving an Ohio LPDC

LPDC Forms & Guidance Helpful ODE Links
LPDC Meeting Dates & Members FAQ's about the Online License System
Flowchart of Renewal Process Background Check FAQ
Educator License Renewal Instructions Fees for License Applications
Individual Professional Development Form (IPDP) Sign in to SAFE Account
 IPDP Google Format (Google Sheet) How & Why Do I Align My Professional License
 - Instructions Download Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession
  IPDP Word Format (Word Doc) Ohio Standards for the School Counselors
 - Instructions Download Ohio Standards for Principals
CEU Activity Guidelines Ohio Standards for Superintendents
MCLPDC Activity Verification Form Ohio Standards for School Treasurers
Activity Log  
Educational Project Proposal Form  
SLO Certification of Completion  
FAQ's: License Renewal