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



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.

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, December 5, 2014

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

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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.

Special Meeting: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Board Meeting:  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:30AM

Communications and Technology Meeting: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:00AM

Special Meeting/Retreat: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:30AM at Mohican State Park Lodge

Special Meeting/Retreat: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:30AM at Mohican State Park Lodge

Board Meeting: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:30AM

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

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

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?


Effective March 20, 2014

Several Highlights of Legislative Changes to ORC § 4732:

  • Allows readmission to the EPPP after 30 days, rather than 6 months
  • Permits the Board to consider emergency summary suspension of a licensee via teleconference
  • Permits the Board to issue investigation-related subpoenas under strict circumstances
  • Permits the Board to refer a licensee or applicant for medical or psychological evaluation with cause
  • Adds bases for disciplinary action consistent with other healthcare regulatory boards
  • Eliminates the "second mailing" of license renewal notices
  • Adds a license category for Retired Psychologists and School Psychologists, effective renewal 2016
  • Establishes fee increases or new fees: license renewal fee from $350 to $360 effective renewal 2016, to $365 effective renewal 2020; application and initial licensure fee from $125 to $300 effective 3/20/2014; written verification of licensure from $0 to $40 effective 3/20/14; nonresident application for permission for temporary practice in Ohio from $0 to $75; retired psychologist or school psychologist status $50 during biennial renewal effective renewal 2016
  • Retains the twenty-three hour MCE requirement but will require an additional hour of MCE in ethics and professional conduct (4 hours) and includes MCE in the role of culture and/or ethnic identity as part of that category, effective renewal 2016
  • Permits the Board to require CE in the provision of psychological supervision
  • Allows the Board to develop or approve a colleague assistance program and allow the Board to refer licensees and applicants to the program as part of its enforcement responsibilities

Please read the law and do not rely exclusively on this courtesy summary.

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.