Psychological and School Psychological Supervision


Managing supervision (“affiliations”) is an online process through your eLicensing Ohio user account.  Please register and terminate (“deactivate” is the term used in the portal) your psychological work and training supervisees online.  To register or terminate a supervisory relationshipclick here.

Supervision Questions

For questions regarding supervision and/or forms, please contact the Board at (614) 466-8808 or

Question: What kinds of supervision are defined as "professional supervision in psychology?"

Answer: Psychological work supervision, psychological training supervision, and psychological umbrella supervision are the three types of supervision under law.

Question: What is the difference among those three?

A. WORK supervision is for persons who are not seeking licensure but have academic and/or professional training. A WORK supervisee may have a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or at least two years of college, such as a mental health technology degree.

B. TRAINING supervision is for persons who are seeking licensure.  A TRAINING supervisee must be a graduate student, intern, a postdoctoral trainee/fellow.

C. UMBRELLA supervision is a type of TRAINING supervision for a graduate student, intern, or post-doctoral trainee who is learning the skills of supervising others.

Question:  Are there any limits on supervisees registered or my supervisees’ caseloads?

Answer: Effective January 16, 2017, there is no limit on the number of supervisees registered with the Board, but a supervisor, emergency situations excepted, shall ensure that there are no more than two hundred forty work hours scheduled among all supervisees on a weekly basis, inclusive of both direct client contact hours and other non-clinical activities. This limitation on supervision does not apply to mental health worker supervision. There is no requirement to notify the Board about weekly supervisee hours, but you must actively monitor and limit the number of hours being worked on your license.

Question: Can a supervisor charge a supervisee for providing WORK or TRAINING supervision?

Answer: Supervisors are permitted to charge a supervisee for the supervision under the following strict circumstances from OAC § 4732-13-04(C): 

  1. The supervision occurs in a private practice setting;
  2. The supervisor is not an employee of the supervisee;
  3. The individual face-to-face supervision charge per hour does not exceed the supervisor’s reasonable and standard hourly fee for professional services to clients; and
  4. The supervisee receives all fees from reimbursements, minus reasonable overhead expenses, if the supervisee is paying for supervision directly to the supervisor.

The preceding brief answers about supervision represent a summary of the requirements for supervisees and supervisors.  For details and exact language refer to OAC § 4732-13.