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PROPOSED RULE CHANGES
None Pending
TELEPSYCHOLOGY: COMPLIANCE ALERT
RULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE JUNE 8, 2015
DEADLINE ALERT: Behavior Analyst “Grandfather” Certification CLOSED

The one-year “grandfather” certification period to become a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) without examination or fees ended on April 7, 2015. For COBA application materials and instructions and scheduling information for the pre-certification workshop and written examination can be found here: Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst

MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION CHANGES FOR 2014-2016

MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION (MCE) REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED FOR 2016 RENEWAL (ORC § 4732.141)

Beginning with the new biennium which begins on September 1, 2014 and ends on August 31, 2016, each license holder is required to have at least four hours of continuing education in one or more of the following areas:

1)  Professional conduct;

2)  Ethics; and/or

3) The role of culture, ethnic identity, or both in the provision of psychological assessment, consultation, or psychological interventions, or a combination thereof.

The total hour requirement remains 23 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CE COURSES must be sent to OPA or OSPA for certification before the associations send the hours to the Board. This includes APA-approved courses. Unless you send CE certificates to OPA or OSPA, they will have no way of knowing that the course was completed! The State Board of Psychology does not accept CE certificates directly.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

These links provide information related to frequently asked questions.  If you can not find an answer to your specific question, please consult the staff list and contact the appropriate person in the Board's office.

What every psychologist applicant should know

Do I need permission to practice in Ohio if I am licensed in another state?

How do I file a complaint?

What are my rights to my psychological records?

What is a parent's right to his/her child's/children's record(s)?

How can I verify a psychologist's license?

Reporting Fraud

Auditor of State, Dave Yost, takes allegations of fraud in government seriously.

Tips or complaints of fraud in Ohio’s governments may be made at any time by any public employee or private citizen. Fraud may be reported by using this website, U.S. Mail, the Auditor of State’s Fraud Hotline, and the Ohio Stops Fraud app.

Click Here for more information on reporting fraud.

Board Meeting Schedule

Meetings, committee meetings and workgroups of the Board are open to the public and are generally held in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts located at 77 S. High St., Columbus 43215.  To determine the exact location of any meeting please call the office at (877) 779-7446.

Board Meeting: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:30AM

Board Meeting: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10:30AM

Oral Exam Schedule

Oral Examinations are held in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts located at 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.  To determine the exact location of any oral examination please call the office at (877) 779-7446.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst Workshop/Exam Schedule

All workshops and examinations are held on the 19th floor of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.   To determine the exact location of any workshop and examination please call the office at (877) 779-7446.

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:30PM to 4:00PM

Human Trafficking in Ohio

​Jan. 9, 2014 - Today, Gov. John Kasich kicked off a new public awareness campaign to ramp-up Ohio’s ongoing fight against human trafficking, the illegal trade of people for commercial sex or forced labor exploitation that enslaves approximately 1,000 Ohioans every year. The new campaign, led by the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, gives Ohioans new resources for how they can personally help combat the problem by reporting suspicious activity. It also is aimed at connecting with trafficking victims themselves, with outreach materials in places where they are likely to see them, such as public transit sites and highway rest areas. Details of the campaign can be found here: HumanTrafficking.Ohio.Gov.

Human trafficking – the illegal trade of human beings for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor – is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises worldwide. Each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims of human trafficking and 3,016 more are at-risk for exploitation.

Click Here to learn more.