Conversion Application Requirements/Forms

The Board no longer accepts paper applications. All applications must be completed online. 

Online applications are reviewed in the order of “date submitted”.  The review process can take up to 40 business days from the date of receipt due to the vast number of applications we receive.

Fresh Start 2019 - Please see the Board's Position Statement on Disqualifying Criminal Convictions

Continuing Education:  Applicants applying for a Treatment credential must complete courses that are approved by the Board’s CEU approval process or another authorized CE entity. The education provider must reference the name and approval number for the formal 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. 

 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS

 

To apply for a certificate, license or endorsement with the Board:

  1. Navigate to the e-License Portal. The e-License Portal is most compatible with Google Chrome or the latest version of other internet browsers.
  2. Register/Login to your Dashboard and select the "Apply for a New License" link.
  3. You will be required to upload and attach all required forms. (PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ/VIEW ALL OF THE MATERIAL THOROUGHLY.)
  4. You will be required to pay the $50 application fee ($35 if you are converting from an LCDC II or an OCPS to a higher license/certificate).
  5. If you are required to send a transcript please send to the TRANSCRIPTS ONLY E-Mail:  transcripts@ocdp.ohio.gov or by mail. 
  6. It can take up to 40 business days to process applications. 

Conversion Appication Requirements/Forms 

Conversion Requirements to move up from the LCDC II to the LCDC III License

  • An active LCDC II License
  • Submit an official Bachelors Degree transcript or higher to the Board
  • Complete and Submit the Online LCDC III Conversion Application 
  • Pass the ADC Exam (if not previously passed to obtain the LCDC II)
Conversion requirements to move up from the LCDC II or LCDC III to the LICDC License
  • An active LCDC II or LCDC III License
  • Submit an official Master's Degree transcript in a Behavioral Science 
  • Complete and Submit the Online LICDC Conversion Application 
  • Complete and attach the Master's Degree Education Grid to the online application (all areas must be covered usuing masters coursework only)
  • Pass the ADC Exam (if not previously passed to obtain the LCDC II or LCDC III)
If using college education: One semester hour = 15 clock hours or One quarter hour = 10 clock hours

Conversion Requirements to move up from the OCPS to the OCPC License

  • An active OCPS License
  • Submit an official Bachelors Degree transcript or higher to the Board
  • 90 hours of administrative or supervisory education 
  • 4,000 hours in administering or supervising prevention services
  • Submit a job description 
  • Complete and submit the Online OCPC Conversion Application 
  • Pass the IC&RC Prevention Exam (if not previously passed to obtain the OCPS)

 

If using college education: One semester hour = 15 clock hours or One quarter hour = 10 clock hours