The Ohio Department of Education has placed on hold any credential applications that individuals submit without required items, such as transcripts, documents, payments or background checks. In such cases, the applicants receive email notification indicating the specific reasons the Department placed their applications on hold.
According to a statement from the Department of Education, “Beginning January 3, 2017, the Department will limit “hold” times for applications to 60 days. Each applicant who fails to submit required missing items within 60 days will receive a message stating the Department is automatically declining his or her application.
“The Department charges a nonrefundable $25 processing fee to applicants for each application that it declines. Applicants may resubmit their applications with the required information,” it stated.