Please read the instructions carefully before you apply for program approval to offer Board Approved continuing professional education. The goals of the Board's continuing education requirements are to assist licensees; in maintaining and expanding professional competence and expertise, in becoming aware of new professional issues and developments, and in providing responsible, quality and competent service to clients and community. Continuing education to promote personal growth of the licensee will not be accepted.
CE subject areas for each practice can be found
For MFTs 4757-9-01(A) http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-9-01 MFT’s can only complete 15 hours through distance learning per rule 4757-9-04(F)
For Counselors 4757-9-02 http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-9-02 Counselors can only complete 15 hours through distance learning per rule 4757-9-04(F)
For Social Workers 4757-9-03 http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-9-03 Social Workers can complete all 30 hours through distance learning per rule 4757-9-04(F)
Once your program is approved the program may be repeated for a year as long as the content, time frame and presenter remain the same.
The program(s) offered need to be relevant to the content areas listed on the program application and the CE subject areas listed in the above rules. The program sponsor is responsible to clearly demonstrate how the program meets those requirements. 4757-9-05(B)(2) http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-9-05
Programs must be relevant to the profession for which they are offered. Social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors must all have 3 hours of continuing education in Ethics. A program offered for Marriage and Family Therapists professional ethics may or may not meet the requirements for Counselor professional ethics, and vice versa. Please be clear how your program meets the requirements for each profession. If your program is approved for ethics or supervision the amount of hours earned in ethics and or supervision must be clearly noted on your attendance certificate. 4757-9-05(B)(2)(k) http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-9-05
Program(s) must be submitted in a timely manner. The Board will deny programs received the day of the offering or that have already been held. If a program is submitted less than 60 days prior to being held it will be reviewed but the sponsor(s) are not guaranteed to receive the approval/denial prior to the program date. 4757-9-05(D) http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-9-05
Request for renewal must be received by the first of the month your approval is set to expire. If you miss this deadline you will need to begin the process again.
Be sure to read the CE Program & Provider Guidelines before you submit your application and sample attendance certificate to the Board.