Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning

OPA and CSWMFT Board Requirements


Ohio Psychological Association


Licensees must complete 23 hours, with 4 in ethics or cultural competency.

This NEW 4 hour ethics/cultural competency requirement went into effect during the 2014-2016 biennium.

You will still only need 23 CE total, but now they must include any combination of ethics/cultural competency equaling 4 CE.


Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board


-Thirty Clock Hours of continuing education are required for all license renewals every two years from the date of licensure. Three of the thirty hours must cover ETHICS.

-Social Work Assistant (SWA) Registrations require 30 hours of continuing education every two years and at least three of those hours must cover ethics.

-All hours must be completed, approved or post approved before you renew your license.

-Licensees are not able to take the same CEU twice within a 2 year renewal period 4757-9-06(D)

-All continuing education completed within the State of Ohio must be pre-approved by the board to count toward your renewal, however only the sponsoring organization may submit for pre-approval. Pre-approved trainings will have a board approval number similar to these numbers: (RCSTX00000 or MCSTX0000) a C in the approval number indicates approval for counselors, a S approval for social workers and a T approval for therapist. 

-For Social Workers only we accept trainings approved by NASW National, NASW Ohio Chapter, and ASWB.

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