Earn Credit

Contact Hours


Welcome to the OLAC Credit Corner!

The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council offers educators credit and contact hours for OLAC work. In addition, OLAC has workshops available for a variety of different audiences. The credit corner has information on both the workshops as well as credit and contact hours.

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Approval Form

OLAC has partnered with the Ohio Department of Education to create a template that can help you integrate the OLAC modules into your individual professional development plan (IPDP) to be approved by your Regional Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). Use this template to indicate how you will use the OLAC online learning modules and tools to participate in high-quality professional development and meet your professional development goals.

OLAC recommends the following to Local Professional Development Committees (LPDC's) for consideration in granting contact hours for OLAC Modules. Although there are some variations in the amount of content in each module, and the necessary time to complete each module, discussion question, and activity OLAC proposes awarding a common set of contact hours for the following:

Module Certificates

For additional contact hours:

  • ONE (1) contact hour for completing and submitting evidence of completion for each discussion question
  • ONE (1) contact hour for completing and submitting evidence of completion for each activity

Webinar Certificates

Credit may also be granted for webinar completion. Participants may receive ONE (1) hour of credit through their LPDC by viewing a webinar and downloading a certificate of completion. The certificate of completion requires that the user complete a discussion question, which becomes a part of the certificate of completion. Use the IPDP Approval Form listed below to request credit approval.

OLAC recognizes the right of LPDC's to determine acceptable Professional Development and award contact hours according to their respective policy. This recommendation is intended for their consideration.

Podcasts Certificates

Podcasts may also be used for credit if your LPDC approves the work ahead of time. Participants may receive ONE (1) hour of credit through their LPDC by listening to THREE (3) podcasts and downloading a certificate of completion for each podcast. Each certificate of completion requires the user to complete a discussion question, which becomes a part of the certificate of completion. Use the IPDP arrival form listed below to request credit approval.

Download the IPDP Approval Form (DOCX)