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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.

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2018 Renewal Information

The 2018 Biennial License Renewal begins July 1, 2018.  All occupational licenses are renewed in the eLicense Ohio system, which operates in a secure web-based environment, and it allows you to take care of essentially all Board business.

You must first register as a user before you can transact any online business with the Board, including renewing your license.  Security codes and instructions on setting up a user account are being mailed to license holders who have not yet registered.  If you have already registered your account, you may log in on or after July 1, 2018 to renew your license.

The license renewal deadline is September 30, 2018.  The continuing education (MCE) completion deadline is August 31, 2018.  Be sensitive to the deadlines, because missing the renewal deadline or CE deadline requires payment of the $250.00 reinstatement penalty.

CE Requirements

Psychologist and school psychologist CE requirements.  The CE completion window is 9/1/16 to 8/31/18. You must be registered with OPA-MCE https://www.ohpsych.org or OSPA-MCE https://www.ospaonline.org for CE compliance to be reported to the Board to renew. 

If licensed before 10/1/16: 23 hours, including at least 4 hours in ethics or cultural competence.

If licensed between 10/1/16 and 9/30/17: 13 hours, including at least 4 hours in ethics or cultural competence.

If licensed between 10/1/17 and 12/31/17: No MCE required for this renewal.

If licensed after 12/31/17: No need to renew until 2020.

Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) CE Requirements. No need to report compliance renewal if your BCBA is active upon renewal.  Board staff will verify BCBA’s on the website of the BACB.

2016-2018 Enforcement Report

Click Here for the Biennial Disciplinary Action Report

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Cultural Competence: Race and Gender Disparities in Healthcare

To assist in the implementation of SB332 (131st General Assembly), the Ohio Board of Psychology provides links to resources and learning opportunities focused on cultural competence—specifically, race- and gender-based disparities in healthcare.  These links are provided for those interested in an increased understanding of perspectives on the role of culture and gender in the practice of psychology, school psychology, and applied behavior analysis:

 

American Psychological Association—Health Disparities Resources

Ohio Psychological Association—Health Disparities in Ohio

Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Resource Bank

National Institutes of Health: Understanding Associations among Race, Social Status, and Health

National Institutes of Health: Cultural Competence in Behavioral Analysis

APA Continuing Education Opportunities


What do I need to know as a psychologist applicant?

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?

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.

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.

Public Meeting Schedule

Meetings, committee meetings and work groups of the Board are open to the public and are held in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts (*unless otherwise indicated) 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: July 19, 2018 at 9:30AM

Board Meeting: November 8, 2018 at 9:30AM

Board Meeting: January 31, 2019 at 9:30AM

Psychologist 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.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 *FILLED*

Friday, September 14, 2018 *FILLED*

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thursday, January 31, 2019

COBA 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, July 20, 2018 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM

Friday, February 1, 2019 from 9:30AM ro 11:00AM