Continuing Education

NOTICE: Education Providers and Sponsors:

As we all work together to adhere to the precautionary restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis,  the OCDP Board is granting Sponsors and Providers the option to arrange different delivery methods for the trainings previously approved by the Board.   This option is offered for the duration of the Governors state of emergency for COVID-19 with the stipulation that there be no changes to the course curriculum/content and no changes to the course Presenters. 


Continuing Education:  Applicants applying for a Treatment credential must complete courses that are approved by the Board’s CEU approval process or another authorized entity. The education provider must reference the approval body on the CE certificates.  College or University courses may also be used to meet the education requirements but do not need to be pre-approved by the Board or another authorized entity. 


Click on the link to view a list of Approved Continuing Education Providers with the OCDP  [EDUCATION PROVIDER LIST]

Click on the link to view a list of Providers of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board Continuing Education who indicated in an email response they are providing computer based online learning courses or live webinars for Continuing education hours during the COVID19 State of Emergency. [EDUCATION PROVIDER LIST]

SEARCH for courses approved by the Board using CEBroker. Courses can be searched by type, subject, course name, educational provider, location and/or date of course. Search results will link you directly with the educational provider for registration information.


The Board approves continuing education which covers Treatment CONTENT AREAS and Prevention CONTENT AREAS required for certification, licensure or renewal of a Board credential.

For licensees/certificate holders:

Treatment licensees/certificate holders must complete a course that is approved by the Board or another authorized entity.   College or University courses are not considered continiuing education for these purposes and do not need to be preapproved by the Board.

For education providers:

Entities who provide educational offerings may apply to have these offerings approved by the Board. Approval with the Board guarantees that the offering can be used by individuals applying for or renewing a credential with the Board.

Course by Course Approval (Sponsor) -

Entities seeking single course approval can submit an APPLICATION in CEBroker. An entity profile will need to be established before course applications can be submitted. The Board assesses a fee of $5.00 per hour of education up to a maximum of $60 per training. Education can be submitted in quarter hour increments and sponsor approvals are valid for the calendar year.


Annual/Biennial Approval of Unlimited Courses (Provider)

Entities who have sponsored fifty (50) hours of approved education with the Board may APPLY for an annual or biennial provider status. Once approved, provider status grants the entity the ability to independently approve courses they offer for a one year or two year time frame. Providers are required to load their approved courses into CEBroker and the Board will monitor their offerings.

Providers may RENEW their one or two year status up to 3 months prior to their expiration date.