The Ohio Approved professional development designation represents the state's consolidated professional development approval process to ensure early care and education and afterschool professionals receive high quality professional development, delivered by Ohio Approved instructors, to maximize the the learning and development of children in their care. Ohio has developed policy to provide clarification to instructors seeking approval for Ohio Approved professional development opportunities.
An instructor can apply for Ohio Approved designation through his/her Ohio Professional Registry profile once his/her profile is complete and verified. An Instructor Approval Application User Guide assists users through the process. A step-by-step online tutorial will soon be available.