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2016-2018 CERTIFICATE REINSTATEMENT REQUEST

To reinstate your certificate please click on the link below for the form and instructions.

 

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For Continuing Education questions, please contact BACB at (720) 438-4321.

te your license please click on the link below for the form and instructions.

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For Continuing Education questions, please contact OPA-MCE Office at (614) 224-9620 or (888) 672-62

To reinstate your certificate please click on the link below for the form and instructions.

 

2016-2018 COBA Certificate Reinstatement Form and Instructions

 

For Continuing Education questions, please contact BACB at (720) 438-4321.

2016 COBA RENEWAL AND CE REQUIREMENTS FAQ’s

DO I HAVE TO RENEW MY COBA IN 2016?

Unless your COBA was first issued in 2016, then you’ll need to renew the COBA this summer.  Renewal instructions will be mailed/emailed in June or July 2016. Please do not pay any fees to the Board until instructed to do so.  Keep your BCBA active and your COBA CE compliance will be reported to us from the BACB with no charge to you. If you let your BCBA expire, you can renew your COBA but you will have to make special arrangements to record your CE (the BACB will not report CE to us unless your BCBA is active).

WHAT IF I WAS IN THE FIRST WAVE OF COBA’s FIRST ISSUED BEFORE 10/1/14?

When notified, you will pay the $150 biennial renewal fee and renew the COBA during the summer of 2016 or it will expire on 9/30/16. For COBA renewal, your CE reported to the BACB must include at least 23 hours of CE (4 in ethics*) completed between 9/1/14 and 8/31/16. Because this timeline may not match up with your BCBA CE requirements, you might want to pay special attention to courses that you can use for both the BCBA and COBA renewal. CE completed prior to 9/1/14 may not be used toward COBA renewal.

WHAT IF MY COBA WAS FIRST ISSUED BETWEEN 10/1/14 AND 9/30/15?

When we notify you, you will pay the $150 biennial renewal fee and renew the COBA during the summer of 2016 or it will expire on 9/30/16. For COBA renewal, your CE reported to the BACB must include at least 13 hours of CE (4 in ethics*) completed between 9/1/14 and 8/31/16. Because this timeline may not match up with your BCBA CE requirements, you might want to pay special attention to courses that you can use for both the BCBA and COBA renewal. CE completed prior to 10/1/14 may not be used toward COBA renewal.

WHAT IF MY COBA WAS FIRST ISSUED BETWEEN 10/1/15 AND 12/31/15?

When we notify you, you will pay the $150 biennial renewal fee and renew the COBA during the summer of 2016 or it will expire on 9/30/16, although you do not have any CE requirements for the 2016 renewal.

WHAT IF MY COBA WAS FIRST ISSUED AFTER 1/1/16?

Your COBA will be automatically renewed with an expiration date of 9/30/18.  There are no fees or CE requirements for 2016, and you will receive an updated card this summer.

WHEN CAN I START ACCRUING CE FOR THE 2018 COBA RENEWAL?

Your 23 hours of CE (4 in ethics*) for the 2018 renewal will need to be completed between 9/1/2016 and 8/31/2018.

WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to email psy.dir@psy.ohio.gov or call 614-466-1085 to reach Ron Ross, Executive Director.

http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4783-2

*No fewer than four of the twenty three hours must be in ethics, professional conduct, and/or the role of culture and/or ethnic identity in the provision of applied behavior analysis services.

Certification Questions
  For questions regarding certification, please contact the Board at (614) 466-8809 or psy.ce@psy.ohio.gov.
2018 RENEWAL MCE REQUIREMENTS AND PRORATION

Psychologists and School Psychologists: OAC § 4732-2-01(C)(9)

Certified Ohio Behavior Analysts: OAC § 4783-2-01(C)(8)

 

IF LICENSED AS PSYCH OR CERTIFIED AS COBA BEFORE 10/1/16:

 

REQUIRES 23 HOURS (4 ETHICS*) BY 8/31/2018 FOR 2016 RENEWAL

CE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED BETWEEN 9/1/16 AND 8/31/18

 

IF LICENSED AS PSYCH OR CERTIFIED AS COBA BETWEEN 10/1/16 AND 9/30/17:

 

REQUIRES 13 HOURS (4 ETHICS) BY 8/31/2018 FOR 2018 RENEWAL

CE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED BETWEEN 10/1/16 AND 8/31/18

 

IF LICENSED AS PSYCH OR CERTIFIED AS COBA BETWEEN 10/1/17 AND 12/31/17:

 

NO MCE REQUIRED BUT MUST RENEW IN 2018 AND COMPLETE 23 HOURS FOR 2020

 

IF LICENSED AS PSYCH OR CERTIFIED AS COBA AFTER 1/1/18 BUT BEFORE 10/1/18:

 

NO MCE OR RENEWAL REQUIRED; 23 HOURS (4 ETHICS) REQUIRED FOR 2020 RENEWAL

 

*No fewer than four hours in ethics, professional conduct, and/or the role of culture and/or ethnic identity in the provision of psychological (or for COBA’s applied behavior analysis) services.