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How to Search for a Licensed Professional

 

At the Ohio License Center you are able to find or confirm the license of state licensed professional.  You are able to see if their license is in good standing or if they have been disciplined by the Board.  After reading the information below click  Ohio E-License Center  to begin your search.


Search Instructions:
We recommend that searches be performed by either License Number or Name. Do NOT attempt to use a combination of Name and License Number.

 

Select a Board:
Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage & Family Therapist Bd will already be selected. If it is not, select our Board from the drop-down list.

 

To search by name:
Enter the last name of the licensee or registrant in the last name box. You may further narrow the search by entering the first name in the first name box.

If you have a hyphenated last name, e.g. Foxtrot-Mitchell, enter only Foxtrot as the last name. If you have 2 last names, e.g. Kimball Furst, enter only Kimball as the last name.

 

To search by license number:
The license number section has three search boxes. To search by license or registration number leave the first box blank, enter the license or registration number in the second box and leave the third box blank.

 

Hit 'Search'. Once the page re-loads click on your name which will appear in blue in the box at bottom of page. The page that comes up next will be the page you print for license verification.


The status of a license or certificate can also be verified by calling the Board office at 614-466-0912.

How Do I Check a Counselor's, Social Worker's or Marriage & Family Therapist's Qualifications?

 

When selecting a counselor, social worker or marriage and family therapist it is advisable to contact the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board at the following number: (614) 466-0912. You can also obtain the same information on the state web site: https://license.ohio.gov. Not all counselors in Ohio have a license, but only licensed counselors may call themselves Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). Not all social workers in Ohio have a license, but only licensed social workers may call themselves Licensed Social Workers (LSW) or Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW). Not all marriage and family therapists in Ohio have a license, but only licensed marriage and family therapists may call themselves licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) or licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapists (IMFT).

 

The Board is able to share with you whether a particular counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist has been licensed. If the counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist is indeed licensed, that is your assurance that the counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist has met the education, experience and examination requirements for professional practice established by Ohio law. The Board is also able to inform you if the individual's license is current, lapsed, if the counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist has had disciplinary action taken against their license.