Using the LPDC Process

What is the LPDC?

The Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) is the structure used by the Ohio Department of Education to facilitate the renewal of existing licenses or advancing a license from a 4-Year Residential to the 5-Year Professional status. The LPDC makes decisions only for employees in the district or institution served by the committee. The purpose of Ashland University’s LPDC is to renew the license of any AU faculty member who wants to maintain an active Ohio teacher’s license or for student teaching supervisor who is not employed by a school district.

The university’s LPDC meets each semester to review renewal applications and Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP). Dates of those meetings and deadlines for submitting materials will be announced on the AU Portal.

For additional information about the LPDC process and the forms needed for IPDP and renewal applications you can download the materials included below.

LPDC Manual (PDF)

IPDP Activity Proposal (PDF)