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Northern Local LPDC Information   

Contact Info:


Contact Email: lpdcnorthern@gmail.com


Website for the LPDC Online Form Management System: CLICK the following link to  go there:





Northern Local LPDC Information

Important License and Submission Information



IRN 014512, Northern Local LPDC


An educator/staff member wishing to renew a professional license must receive the approval of his or her Local Professional Development Committee for an Individual Professional Development Plan and complete the required amount of professional development during their renewal cycle:

  1. Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
  2. 180 contact hours (or 18 CEUs) in workshops or equivalent activities related to their IPDP goals as approved by their Local Professional Development Committee.
  3. Coursework, workshops, or other equivalent activities may be combined.
  4. LPDC Forms can be found to the left - click on the document to open it and fill it out. Be sure to fill this out when sending in paperwork.



Website for the LPDC Online Form Management System: CLICK the following link to sign-in and submit your IPDP, CEU's, and your documentation of proof so that we can verify and log your hours for license renewal: http://summitesc.net/lpdc/Manage/index.asp?DistrictID=37


Important Information:

1. An educator MUST have a current, approved IPDP on file with the LPDC before earning credits/contact hours/CEUs that qualify for license renewal.

2. Obtain prior approval online and refer to the Equivalent Activities Options chart for professional development requirements

3. Current members of the LPDC committee are listed on the LPDC Online Form Management System.


Important Information Regarding Submissions of Paperwork/Proof of Submitted Hour

*Regarding submission of paperwork/documents of proof: Due to COVID-19, we highly recommend as a committee that you submit your paperwork online through the Northern Local LPDC Online Management System - which is listed above. When doing this, please log on and submit your paperwork/documents of proof electronically through google docs. Be sure to share the document with your local committee member building reps so that we have access to view the file. If you forget to do this, we will send you a request for viewing access. Alternatively, you can submit your paperwork to Thornville Elementary and put attention LPDC. However, due to COVID-19, there will be a delay picking up your paperwork.






Meetings are typically held at Thornville Elementary Conference Room from 4:15-5:15. There may be date adjustments made, so check the schedule below for exact dates. *However, due to COVID-19, currently all meetings are being help remotely. 




In the event that school is closed on the date of a scheduled meeting, the meeting will be canceled.  



Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 3pm.



All meetings are open to members. Please email the LPDC if you plan to attend so that we can add your time to the Agenda. 




Northern Local LPDC Online Form Management System

  • Online Form Management System
    • IPDP
    • Professional Development Activities
  • Meeting dates, times, locations
  • Member List


Ohio Dept. of Ed.- How to renew a 5 year license.


Accredited Institution Database - Verify that a college or university is accredited. 


Go to SAFE account login -Apply with ODE for license renewal.


Click on LPDC Forms and References on the left for more important information.



During the year of your renewal:


*License Renewal dates have been extended due to COVID-19 - Please click on the following link  for information regarding license renewal extensions - http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus/Educator-Licensure



March 18: All documentation of professional development is due to the LPDC. *This deadline is extended due to COVID-19. Information was sent out via your LPDC building representatives. 



May 1: Deadline to have your background check completed and apply for renewal through your SAFE account. *This deadline is extended due to COVID-19



Within 30 days of the issue date of your new license obtain approval of a new IPDP.




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Northern Local School District
8700 Sheridan Road NW
Thornville, OH 43076

Phone: (740) 743-1303
Fax: (740) 743-3301