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Licensing & Renewal

To learn more about licensure and renewal requirements, or information pertaining to a particular license - Please see license types below.

About this section

The Board has made every effort to include the information and documentation you need to apply for licensure or renewal on this website.  

The application for initial licensure and renewal is online only through the eLicense Ohio Professional Licensure System also called the "Portal" - elicense.ohio.gov

  • A submitted application may take 3-5 business days for an initial review. 
  • Any complete application may take up to 20 calendar days to process. 
  • There is not an expedited process.  

If the application is complete, and no further reviews are required - The applicant will be made active, and receive an automatic email with their licensure information.  

If the application is incomplete, the applicant will receive an Incomplete Application Notification sent via email from elicense-noreply@das.ohio.gov.  This email will include a list of information and/or documentation still needed from the applicant to complete their application.  It is the applicant's responsibility to monitor their emails after submitting an application.

There are some application types that require documentation to be sent to the Board separately from the application:  FBI and BCI background check results, and out-of-state certification/verification letters.  The applicant has first hand knowledge on when they submitted or requested these documents.  Once the Board receives these documents, they will be added to the application.  

If it has been over 20 calendar days since you submitted a complete application, you may contact the Board at licensing@den.ohio.gov to check the status of your application.